Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have ‘full independence’ for Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is assuring senators Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s leading the Justice Department’s probe into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election, will have the “full independence he needs to conduct that investigation.”

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, pressed Rosenstein in a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing after President Donald Trump’s friend, Chris Ruddy, said Monday night that

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