FINALLY: Rosenstein to Leave DOJ Next Month
Disgraced Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Department of Justice by mid-March according to a senior official who spoke with Fox News.
Newly appointed Attorney General William Barr could announce Rosenstein’s successor as early as next week. An administration official said Barr has chosen Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Jeffrey Rosen for the position.
A graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, Rosen previously served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2006 to 2009) and as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation (2003 to 2006), according to his online biography. Rosen, confirmed for his current role by the Senate in May 2017, works under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in overseeing the daily operations of the department.
The announcement of Rosenstein’s departure comes after former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s disturbing claims last week that the deputy attorney general was “absolutely serious” when he offered to secretly record President Trump.
He also said that Rosenstein was considering invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.