Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

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Double Drama: Kavanaugh, Rosenstein Await Trump's Return from UN Conference
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Blumenthal: Trump Firing Rosenstein Would Be a “Break the Glass Moment”
 

Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that if President Donald Trump fired Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein it would be a “break the glass moment." 

“Our democracy will be under attack,” the Connecticut Democrat said at a news conference alongside over 100 Yale Law students. “The president will be, in effect, obstructing justice.” 

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."

Trump's Tweets, Shutdown Threats Muddy the Waters Less Than 100 Days From Midterms
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Cattle Call, Grifters and Counting to a Billion: Congressional Hits and Misses
Week of June 25, 2018

The Senate’s farm bill debate this week brought about talk of the other white meat, pivot irrigation and lots and lots of cattle. Plus, learn what member of the Trump administration Rep. Denny Heck calls “a homie.”