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Rosenstein expects to leave Justice Dept. if new attorney general is confirmed

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein has told people close to him that he expects to depart the Justice Department if a new attorney general is confirmed, though there are no concrete plans in place or timeline for him to do so, according to people familiar with the matter.

Rosenstein has been the No. 2 Justice Department official since April 2017, his tenure defined by his appointment of Robert S. Mueller III to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidenti...