Senate confirms Rod Rosenstein as deputy AG; will lead Russia probe(FOX NEWS)

The Senate has confirmed Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general, putting the longtime federal prosecutor in place to oversee a federal investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. elections.

The vote was 94-6 on Tuesday.

As the Justice Department’s No. 2 official, Rosenstein is expected to head the investigation after the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said he would step aside from any probes into the Trump campaign after revelations of unreported contacts with the Russian ambassador last year.CONTINUE READING HERE


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