U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said the ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and President Donald Trump is a distraction from more important items on the White House agenda.
“We have to get on with it, get this over with. It’s a sideshow,” Ross said on CNBC.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as independent counsel amid calls by Republicans and Democrats for a special investigation of Russian meddling in the election after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last week. Mueller oversaw the FBI during the 9/11 attacks.
“What the media forgets in the midst of this sideshow, this media frenzy, is: The president is running the country, getting ready to do an amazing trip to Saudi Arabia, to Rome, to Israel,” Ross said. “This is an incredible movement on his part that’s going to demonstrate once and for all that