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Democratic Party says special counsel needs full control of Russia probe - statement
June 16, 2017 / 4:45 PM / 3 months ago

Democratic Party says special counsel needs full control of Russia probe - statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel appointed to lead a probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election should be granted full control of the investigation independent of Justice Department officials, the Democratic National Committee said on Friday.

The DNC, in a statement, said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has authority over special counsel Robert Mueller, needs to recuse himself from the Russia probe and control of the investigation should not be given to another Trump appointee.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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