Friday, June 16, 2017
Trump probe puts spotlight on Justice's No. 3, Rachel Brand
(The Hill) Rachel Brand, a well-respected Republican lawyer who became a partisan lightning rod in the Senate earlier this year, would be the lead official at the Department of Justice overseeing the Russia probe if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recuses himself.
Rosenstein, who is now in charge of the probe, is mulling the recusal, according to ABC News.
The deputy attorney general recommended that President Trump fire FBI Director James Comey, a decision that could be a big element of an obstruction of justice probe.
It increasingly appears the special counsel’s investigation will include the question of obstruction of justice, something Trump himself hinted at on Friday.
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