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Maryland Rep. Cummings calls for emergency committee hearing if Rod Rosenstein is forced out

Maryland Rep. Cummings calls for emergency committee hearing if Rod Rosenstein is forced out

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings called on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Monday to conduct an emergency hearing if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is forced out of his position by President Donald J. Trump.

The Baltimore lawmaker called Rosenstein a “firewall” because he oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump has repeatedly called the probe a “witch hunt.”

“If President Trump forces out Mr. Rosenstein — regardless of how it happens — the American people deserve a full and complete accounting of these actions, and the Oversight Committee should hold an immediate...

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