Rosenstein to leave DOJ once new attorney general confirmed, officials say – Fox News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks once a new attorney general is confirmed, Justice Department officials told Fox News.

Rosenstein wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming AG Nominee Bill Barr and plans to transition out of the job in the coming weeks, the officials said.

Rosenstein long thought of his time as DAG as a two-year position and the two-year mark is coming soon, officials close to the departing attorney general told Fox News.

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ABC News was the first to report on Rosenstein’s departure.

Speculation of Rosenstein’s departure mounted after the firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in November. He has overseen Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and has been a target of Trump on Twitter.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/report-deputy-ag-rod-rosenstein-to-leave-doj-once-new-attorney-general-confirmed

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