Deputy AG Rosenstein To Be Grilled By Senate Today In Closed Door Session

After dropping a bombshell last night in the form of an announcement that Former FBI Director Mueller had been appointed as Special Counsel to look into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia (see details here), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein goes before the entire Senate today to take questions in a closed-door session.
Of course, the meeting was scheduled well before last night’s revelations and was originally intended to discuss the controversial letter (which can be read here) that Rosenstein wrote to President Trump in recommendation of Comey’s dismissal as FBI Director. The White House originally cited Rosenstein’s letter as the primary reason for Comey’s dismissal though Trump later walked back those assertions amid unverified rumors that Rosenstein had threatened to resign over a mischaracterization of the events leading up to the firing.
Of course, in light of the volatile developments of the past couple of days, a number of topics are likely to be discussed, including the following:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on May 18, 2017.