Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmed

Rosenstein plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmed

If confirmed, Barr, who was U.S. Attorney General under the late President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, would oversee the investigation led by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a fellow Republican chosen by Rosenstein. The source said that would mean Rosenstein would remain until early March.

Trump has consistently slammed Rosenstein and called the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt".

On Wednesday, when asked by ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas to assess Rosenstein's performance at the Justice Department, Barr replied: "Excellent".

"Mr. Rosenstein mentioned to him when they first met, I think, that two years would probably be enough", Graham said.

She says he wants to help with the transition to a new attorney general. It is common for new attorneys general to select their own deputies and Barr has told people close to him that he wanted his own No. 2.

But after Mr Session was ousted in November, his replacement Matthew Whitaker took over the investigation, refusing to recuse himself despite his previous public criticism of the probe.

Brahim Diaz completes £15.5m transfer to Real Madrid
The Spanish youth worldwide came through City's youth academy and has made 15 first-team appearances for the English side. The player, who will wear the No. 21 shirt then spoke stating: "I'm arriving at the club I dreamed of playing as a boy".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein is expected to leave the Justice Department in the coming weeks - shortly after William Barr, President Trump's nominee for AG, is confirmed, according to a report.

If Barr is confirmed, he would likely assume oversight of the Russian Federation investigation, which he has previously expressed criticisms of.

Graham told reporters Barr assured him the investigation would continue. He has long overseen the investigation and has frequently drawn Trump's ire.

Rosenstein was said to have discussed removing Trump from office or secretly recording conversations with him; he said he never authorized any action after those conversations but Justice Department sources said he expected to be fired.

"The Senate 'should subject Mr. Barr's views to the strictest of scrutiny next week and I still believe, after the revelations about Mr. Barr's unsolicited memo, President Trump ought to withdraw this nomination", Schumer said. Rosenstein insisted he was making a joke. Rosenstein, a former United States attorney in Maryland, will have served as deputy for roughly two years by the time he leaves.

In November, the president said Rosenstein "should have never picked a special counsel" to investigate the Russian Federation matter and retweeted an image depicting Rosenstein and several other current and former officials in a prison cell.

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