– “The Trump administration faces multiple threats as it seeks to investigate itself,” The Los Angeles Times online, March 6, 2017, Cathleen Decker
LEGAL/NATIONAL SECURITY/RUSSIA/TRUMP PEOPLE/JEFF SESSIONS: “Sessions’ recusal in the Russian case places the investigation for now in the hands of Dana Boente, a career prosecutor and the acting deputy attorney general. Before Sessions was sworn into office, Boente briefly served as acting attorney general after Trump fired his predecessor, Sally Yates, for refusing to defend the president’s ban on travel from seven mostly Muslim countries.
The administration has nominated Rod J. Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Baltimore, who has a reputation as nonpartisan, to fill the deputy’s job. He would inherit the investigation if he is confirmed.”