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Democrats call for limiting Rosenstein's oversight of Russian probe

Democrats call for limiting Rosenstein's oversight of Russian probe

Weeks after hailing Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein as an "independent" prosecutor who would "stand up for the law," Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had deep reservations about his impartiality, and no longer trusted him to oversee the FBI probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Rosenstein, who as U.S. attorney for Maryland developed a reputation for avoiding politics, won confirmation to the No. 2 position at the Justice Department last month with broad bipartisan support on April 25. The sudden reversal by Democrats came a day after Rosenstein crafted a memo that laid out the Trump administration's case for firing FBI...

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