Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

US Justice Dept. issues warning against believing anonymous sources

US Justice Dept. issues warning against believing anonymous sources

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's name was on the statement pushed out on Thursday, imploring Americans to be careful believing what comes from "anonymous sources".

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner sits with his wife Ivanka Trump (L) at President Donald Trump's joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 17, 2017.

"Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations", it continues.

The attacks on leaks and anonymous sources from both Trump and Rosenstein came one day after the Washington Post reported special counsel Robert Mueller was investigation Trump for potential obstruction of justice.

Though Rosenstein's statement did not reference the Russian Federation investigation specifically, it was released hours after the Washington Post reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Jared Kushner - Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law - over his finances and business dealings.

'The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations'.

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Trump and his supporters have repeatedly complained about leaked reports about the progress of Mueller's investigation, many of which have appeared in either the Post or The New York Times.

'They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story, ' he wrote.

Rosenstein's statement started a whole new round of speculation as people attempted to divine its meaning and its timing and its goal, whether or not it was meant to discredit some particular story, all stories generally or some future story yet to be published.

Some wondered, without any evidence, whether the statement was the result of pressure from the White House.

"I would put that Rosenstein statement more in the "giving Trump enough rope" bucket than in the "succumbing to pressure" bucket", tweeted Matt Yglesias of Vox.

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