Cruz-Supported Scalia Clerk Lined Up To Oversee Russia Investigation Upon Rosenstein’s Impending Exit

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Molly Prince Politics Reporter

In the wake of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s impending exit from the Department of Justice, the man set to replace him was notably recommended as a candidate for the Supreme Court by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in June.

Cruz, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested to President Donald Trump that Solicitor General Noel Francisco be added to the president’s list of potential Supreme Court justices. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Proposes Adding Two More Names To Trump’s SCOTUS List)

“U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco — he just argued and won the travel ban case in front of the Supreme Court — would make a phenomenal justice,” Cruz said on “Fox and Friends.”

“All three [recommendations] — Mike Lee, Noel Francisco, Jim Ho — would make extraordinary justices,” Cruz added.


Francisco, a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, would take on oversight of the special counsel’s investigation following Rosenstein’s resignation.

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