Rosenstein Expected to Leave in March 02/19 07:00
A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is
expected to leave his position in the middle of next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Justice Department official says Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position in the middle of next
The official was not authorized to discuss the move by name and spoke to The
Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday night.
The White House is expected to name a replacement for Rosenstein this week.
Rosenstein's departure had been expected with the confirmation of William
Barr as attorney general last week.
Rosenstein has been on the job for nearly two years.
He oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation after
then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. Barr now oversees the
remaining work in Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between
the Kremlin and the Trump campaign and decide how much Congress and the public
know about its conclusion.