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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks once a new attorney general is confirmed, Justice Department officials told Fox News.
Rosenstein wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming AG Nominee Bill Barr and plans to transition out of the job in the coming weeks, the officials said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rosenstein long thought of his time as DAG as a two-year position and the two-year mark is coming soon, officials close to the departing attorney general told Fox News.
Deputy AG Rosenstein has communicated to President Trump & White House officials his plan to depart the administration around the time William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, would take office following a Senate confirmation, sources tell @ABC https://t.co/PNuM5HWfv4
— John Santucci (@Santucci) January 9, 2019
Coming up on @CBSThisMorning, we have confirmed Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein is expected to leave his post in the coming weeks, we will have more details on his decision and what it means for Special Counsel Mueller. @CBSNews
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) January 9, 2019
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