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McConnell is bringing him before the Senate for a confirmation vote.

March 7, 2017
by Kalhan Rosenblatt

President Donald Trump's nominee for deputy attorney general (click here) was scrutinized during a contentious confirmation hearing on Tuesday while appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The hearing had an extra level of tension baked in as Rod Rosenstein will be tasked with either leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Moscow's relationship to Trump's campaign or appointing a special prosecutor
Rosenstein faced an onslaught of questions pertaining to Russia and the recusal of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing for the deputy position.
Trump nominated Rosenstein — who is described as a nonpartisan straight shooter who has worked for both Democratic and Republican presidents — for the position in January, before his would-be boss was embroiled in any Russian-related controversy....

That is the question. Has Donald Trump loaded the dice to exonerate him and others from wrong doing?