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Amid Reports of Rosenstein Firing, Democrats Want Vote to Protect Mueller
One Democrat suggest Judiciary hearing on Trump obstructing justice, GOP member wants Rosenstein to testify

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein arrives in the Capitol for a meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the Russia investigation in May 24. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As news broke Monday morning that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning or expecting to be fired, Democrats were quick to call for congressional action to protect the special counsel investigation that Rosenstein has managed. 

“With Rosenstein’s departure there is one less barrier protecting the Mueller investigation from President [Donald] Trump’s interference,” Florida Rep. Val Demings said in a statement. “Congress must take immediate steps to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law — which protects all of us — by shielding the Mueller investigation against President Trump’s obstruction."

Nancy Pelosi Questions Trump Attacks on DoJ in Wake of Cohen Plea
Minority leader wants Judiciary Committee to investigate Trump‘s ’relentless assaults’ on the FBI, special counsel

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says the fact that Trump former attorney Michael Cohen implicated the president in a federal crime raises questions about Trump's attacks on the Justice Department. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning the motivations behind President Donald Trump’s “relentless assaults” on the Department of Justice and the special counsel investigation after his former attorney Michael Cohen implicated him in a crime. 

“Michael Cohen’s admission to making illegal campaign contributions ‘at the direction of the candidate’ to influence the 2016 election, implicates President Trump in a federal crime and raises serious questions regarding the motive behind his continued attacks against the Department of Justice,” the California Democrat said. 

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Trump Conditionally Agrees to Mueller Interview, Again
President also says date and location set for North Korea meeting

President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Lation Coalition's Legislative Summit at the J.W. Marriott March 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would “love to speak” to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and would go against his attorneys’ advice not to if he thought the interview process would be fair.

“If I thought it was fair I would override my lawyers,” the president told reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to Texas.

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