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Rod Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department, source says

Jan 09, 2019 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath for appointing special counsel Robert Mueller and defending his Russia probe, is expected to leave his position soon after Trump's nominee for attorney general is confirmed.

William Barr, Trump's nominee, has a Senate confirmation hearing next week and could be in place at the Justice Department by February. Rosenstein is expected to leave soon afterward, according to a person familiar ...