President Donald Trump’s attorney general said Wednesday that the special counsel’s investigation would be terminated in the next 48 hours if it continues.
“I can tell you this: The special counsel will not be terminated,” Rod Rosenstein told reporters in a statement.
“He will be terminated as he is conducting the investigation into Russian interference in our election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.”
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office on March 22, 2021, after returning from a weekend trip to the White House in Washington, DC.
President Donald J. Trump is set to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, April 20.
/ AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WASSON/AFP/Getty Images)President Donald J, Trump, meets with members of the media on April 2, 2021.
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Trump meets with President Joe Biden, Vice President Mike Pence, and members of his Cabinet at the Whitehouse in Washington.
President Trump is due to become the 45 th president of U.S.A. on Friday.
/ Getty Images President Donald Donald J., Trump, and Vice President Joe biden speak at a news conference on April 1, 2021 in the Roosevelt Room of the WhiteHouse in Washington DC.
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Trump speaks at the inauguration ceremony for Attorney General Mike Pompeo in the Capitol on Jan. 21, 2022, in Washington D.C. President Michael T. Pence and the rest of the Cabinet will be sworn-in on Friday afternoon.
/ MANDEL NGAN (Photo Credit should read MANDELL NGAN/AFP)President Trump holds up a copy of his executive order on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act in the West Wing of the Federal Reserve building in Washington on March 20, 2022.
/ Brendan Smialowski (Photo By Win McNamee/Getty Image)President Richard Nixon addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on March 16, 1973.
President Nixon is set for a swearing-in ceremony on Friday as the first sitting president to step down in 20 years.
/AFP PHOTO / DAVID J. BEATSCH (Photo caption: The former president of Chile is inaugurated as the 35th president on March 17, 1973 in Santiago, Chile.
/AP Photo (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Getty News)President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks on his nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chair of the U.N. Committee on Economic, Monetary and Financial Affairs in the East Room of The White House on February 12, 2019 in Washington , DC.
Obama has been in office for only four months, but his first major foreign policy announcement was to push for an increase in U.K. military spending.
/JIM WATT (Photo copyright Reuters/Jim Watt)President Joe Biden speaks during a news briefing at the West Point, New York, Air Force Base on February 16, 2019.
/ AP Photo (John Locher/AFP via Getty Images)Vice President Mike de Leon speaks during the swearing-ins of the new members of President Donald T. Trump’s cabinet in the Rose Garden of the Capitol in Washington March 1, 2020.
/ Courtesy of The Trump Organization/Handout via REUTERSPresident Donald T., Trump and Vice president Mike de la Leon attend a swearing in ceremony at the Supreme Court on February 17, 2020 in Washington .
President Joe de la Rionda will be the first vice president in nearly 70 years to take office.
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