Published: Wed, February 20, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to expected to leave DOJ in March

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to expected to leave DOJ in March

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will leave the Department of Justice by the middle of March, according to a new report.

The No. 2 official at the department has become one of the highest profile figures in the Trump administration given his oversight of the Russian Federation investigation and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in 2017.

McCabe alleged that Rosenstein raised the idea of the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump and even talked about going into the White House wearing a wire. While plans could change if necessary for transition reasons, Rosenstein has been expected to leave his post once the new attorney general, William Barr, takes over the department. As CNN has reported, Attorney General Bill Barr has selected Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy transportation secretary, as his deputy.

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Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, in May 2017 named Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate ties between Trump's 2016 presidential election campaign and Moscow.

A justice department official quoted by Reuters said Mr Rosenstein's decision was not linked to renewed claims that he had once suggested secretly recording Mr Trump.

The Justice Department, in a statement on Monday, said McCabe's account was "inaccurate and factually incorrect", reiterating denials that Rosenstein issued last summer when The New York Times first reported his involvement in discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment. Since his appopintment in December 2018, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker has overseen the investigation, having previously publicly criticized it.

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