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‘Americans Should Be Skeptical’: Deputy AG Rosenstein Releases Statement on ‘Anonymous Allegations’

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a late-evening statement on Thursday calling on skepticism in the face of anonymous sources making allegations. The statement would best be described as unusual:

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Beyond telling Americans to be skeptical of any “anonymous allegations,” it seems that Rosenstein is insinuating that government officials cited in many news stories may not be American. He ends the short statement by pointing out that the Department of Justice has a policy of neither confirming or denying “any such allegations.”

Rosenstein’s comments come on the heels of reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice and looking into White House senior advisor — and Trump son-in-law — Jared Kushner’s business dealings.

Following the release of the statement, a number of journalists and reporters noted how peculiar it was:

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