Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein is most widely known for his role in overseeing the Russia collusion investigation after Jeff Sessions’ recusal and for signing off on a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Recall last November that Rosenstein was trolled by President Trump on Twitter with an image of him and others behind bars. With Barr soon to be confirmed, Rosenstein’s departure is imminent and not a moment too soon, as his short dominion over the DOJ has been marred by numerous scandals that have all but proven FBI collusion with Hillary’s campaign and other entities to derail the Trump campaign and his resultant presidency.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department in the coming weeks.
A source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Rosenstein always expected to serve for about two years, and said he is likely to leave after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.
Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee begin Tuesday, and once he’s confirmed, he will officially replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign by the White House in November. Barr’s confirmation vote will likely not before mid-February.
The source said Rosenstein is not being pushed out, and that he is timing his departure in order to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next deputy attorney general.