The GOP led Senate has confirmed President Trump’s pick to lead the justice Department’s criminal vision.
As reported by abcnews.go.com
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Justice Department's criminal division.
Brian Benczkowski was narrowly confirmed with a 51-48 vote. Democrats have strongly opposed the nomination, partly because of his work for a leading Russian bank with ties to President Vladimir Putin. Democrats say his Russian ties could complicate special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Senate Democrat Dick Durbin releases the following statment: