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.