Rod Rosenstein

Maryland Sen. Van Hollen says Rosenstein departure would threaten Mueller probe

Maryland Sen. Van Hollen says Rosenstein departure would threaten Mueller probe

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen said Wednesday that the departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would threaten Robert Mueller's Russia investigation at a time when the integrity of the Justice Department "is under assault" by President Donald Trump.

"I'm very concerned about the news that he may leave," Van Hollen, a Democrat, said in an interview. "He has played a key role in protecting the integrity and independence of the Mueller investigation."

Multiple news outlets reported Wednesday that Rosenstein, the former U.S. attorney for Maryland, was

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