Harris, Rosenstein tussle over Mueller’s independence before Harris gets cut off

“Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday had a terse exchange with deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein over the independence of special counsel Robert Mueller – which led the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee to instruct Harris to stop her questioning.

During a hearing, the California Democrat asked Rosenstein to provide a letter to Mueller that assure he will be fully independent as he leads the Justice Department’s investigation into potential collusion between associates of the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Senator, I’m very sensitive about time, and I’d like to have a very lengthy conversation and explain that all to you,” Rosenstein began. “I’ll try to do that–”

Harris then interrupted: “Can you give me a yes or no answer?”