This week in the Trump-Russia investigation -- Republicans sour on Mueller, Rosenstein testifies, and the White House chimes in on anti-Trump texts

A chorus of Republicans continued to question the the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe this week amid reports that two former investigators sent text messages critical of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

In August, Mueller ousted Peter Strzok -a veteran counterintelligence agent who was among those overseeing the Hillary Clinton email investigation – and relegated him to the human-resources department.

Following reports of the anti-Trump texts, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley on Fridaysaidthe records showed “extreme bias” among some high-up members of the FBI. Republicans, including Trump himself, echoed that concern.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Trump Russia investigation from this week:

Mueller is currently spearheading the FBI’s investigation intoRussia’s interference in the 2016 election, including whether members of Trump’s campaigncolluded with Moscowto tilt the election in his favour. He is also looking into whether Trump sought toobstruct justicewhen he fired FBI director James Comey in May.

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