President Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow said on his radio show today that if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does resign or is fired, the special counsel should pause their investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
“If in fact Rod Rosenstein does end up resigning today, because of his statement that he’s made,” Sekulow said this afternoon. “I think it clearly becomes necessary and appropriate for whoever becomes the deputy attorney general acting… I think it’s really important that there be a step back taken here, and a review.”
He continued “I think it’s a review that has to be thorough and complete, and a review that has to include an investigation of what has transpired with all of these statements and all of these allegations… and basically a time out on this inquiry.”
Sekulow went on to demand an independent investigator who now “has to look at all these allegations both surrounding this inquiry and that initiated this inquiry.”
The attorney also claimed he had no “information” on Rosenstein’s shaky employment status prior to the news breaking.
Additionally, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Daily Beast that he agrees with Sekulow’s push for a pause on the investigation amid a potential Rosenstein shake up.
Listen to Sekulow’s show here. The relevant portion starts at 9:50.
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