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Senate Judiciary Committee considers nomination of Rod Rosenstein to be deputy AG

Posted at 11:17 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 23:18:43-05

Nominations hearing considers Rod Rosenstein to be Deputy Attorney General; and Rachel Brand to be Associate Attorney General.

If confirmed, Rosenstein would be in line to oversee any investigation into alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election and links between Russian officials and the Trump campaign, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself last week.

RELATED: Sessions recuses himself from investigations into 2016 election

Sessions recused himself after the Department of Justice acknowledged he had spoken twice with Russia Ambassador to the U.S. Amb. Sergey Kislyak last year and had failed to disclose the contacts during his Senate confirmation process.

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