AP source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks


FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein pauses while speaking at the federal inspector general community’s 21st annual awards ceremony in Washington. The top lawmakers on two House committees are postponing an interview with Rosenstein that was expected to delve into reports that he discussed secretly recording President […]

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general.

That’s according to a person familiar with the plans who wasn’t authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Barr has a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week and could be confirmed within weeks.
Rosenstein had been overseeing the day-to-day operations of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and contacts with the Trump campaign.
Once confirmed, Barr would assume oversight of the probe.
The person familiar with the plans said there was no specific date for Rosenstein’s departure. It is common for attorneys general and other Cabinet secretaries to have their own deputies.

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