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He defended the scope of the investigation and Mueller's team amid allegations of anti-Trump bias.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
"Congressman, I know what he's doing. If I felt he was doing anything inappropriate, I would take action," Rosenstein said.
Republicans asked if Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller's work, had seen cause to fire him. He said no, but did say that "if there were good cause, [he] would act."
He also said no one had told him to fire Mueller. He defended the scope of Mueller's investigation, saying he has authority to investigate "anybody" suspected of obstructing justice.
Mueller's critics have gotten louder recently after it was revealed two FBI employees, one of whom was on Mueller's team, had private text conversations that showed distaste for President Donald Trump. Mueller removed the agent this summer, but details about the texts were just recently made public.
Rosenstein responded to questions regarding potential bias on Mueller's team by saying the issue wasn't having a political opinion, but rather whether those opinions might influence the outcome of an investigation. He said he thought Mueller was running his office appropriately.
There is still a lot on the congressional to-do list before the end of the year, impacting everything from wars abroad to airports nationwide.
There has been an uptick in respiratory illnesses in China, and although the illnesses aren't new viruses, several senators want to restrict travel.
If the vote to expel Santos is successful, he will become just the sixth person ever to be kicked out of the House of Representatives.
Doctors are working in hospitals lacking water, electricity, and essential supplies, all while the cold winter weather sets in.
Michigan will face Alabama in the Rose Bowl and Washington will play Texas in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.
Not accounting for inflation, it's the first time a film has opened over $20 million on this weekend in 20 years.