President Donald Trump has appeared to back off two key figures in the Russia investigation, for now.
Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the president he is not a "target" of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, Bloomberg reported Thursday. After the White House meeting last week, Trump told confidants he does not want to fire Rosenstein or Mueller right now, according to the report.
The story adds more clarity to comments the president made Wednesday about Rosenstein and Mueller, whom he has repeatedly criticized. Asked whether he had "concluded it is not worth the political fallout" to oust either official, Trump did not directly answer.