'UNUSUAL REQUEST'

Rod Rosenstein Asks Federal Prosecutors to Review Brett Kavanaugh Documents

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein asked federal prosecutors across the country for help reviewing documents concerning President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, The New York Times reports. Rosenstein asked each of the 93 United States attorneys to name three prosecutors “who can make this important project a priority for the next several weeks” by the end of the day on Wednesday. The Department of Justice has worked on previous Supreme Court nominations, but with lawyers in its D.C. office, not prosecutors who are working on criminal investigations across the country. “It’s flat-out wrong to have career federal prosecutors engaged in a political process like the vetting of a Supreme Court nominee,” said congressional candidate Christopher Hunter, who worked as an FBI agent and federal prosecutor.