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Statement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Anonymous Allegations

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today issued the following statement:

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”

Updated June 16, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-665