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Rep. Paul Ryan, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Some observers see removing Rosenstein as a path for Trump to end Mueller’s investigation. Trump has repeatedly said he did not collude with Russia as well as also has sought a quick conclusion of the probe.
The president has said he thinks Mueller will be “fair.”
In a meeting with the House Republican conference Tuesday, Ryan cautioned members not to overstate the memo’s significance, according to Politico. He also urged them to differentiate the memo through the Mueller investigation, the report said.
Ryan told reporters Tuesday in which “there may have been malfeasance at the FBI by certain individuals.”
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to make the surveillance memo public.
The questions about Rosenstein’s future follow the abrupt departure of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Monday. McCabe, who planned to retire in March, faced harsh public criticism through Trump.
He told friends he felt pressure to leave through FBI Director Christopher Wray, according to The fresh York Times.