Two names are in the news tonight that you may be unfamiliar with. They are Dana Boente and Rod Rosenstein.
Their role in the unfolding drama intended to drive President Trump out of office is made clear by this story.
Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any investigations regarding the 2016 presidential campaigns, the man who gets to decide whether to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate President Donald Trump’s pre-election dealings with Russia is an appointee of Barack Obama.
When the attorney general is recused from an investigation, oversight of that investigation ordinarily falls to the department’s deputy. But currently, there is no deputy attorney general — Sessions is the only Trump nominee who has been confirmed to any position in the Justice Department.
The job of deputy attorney general is currently being done on an acting…
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