Rosenstein Reportedly Expected to Leave DOJ in Mid-March; Replacement Announcement Could Come ‘This Week’


Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to stay on at the DOJ until mid-March, per some new reporting tonight on the heels of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe‘s explosive interview.

McCabe alleged that Rosenstein raised the idea of the 25th Amendment against President Donald Trump and even talked about going into the White House wearing a wire. Trump railed against Rosenstein after McCabe’s interview:

Per multiple reports tonight, Rosenstein is expected to leave in mid-March:

NBC News reported last month that Rosenstein planned to step down “until Mueller’s investigative and prosecutorial work is done,” which a source at the time said “would mean Rosenstein would remain until early March.”

CNN’s report on Rosenstein’s departure notes that a replacement for the Deputy AG “could be announced as early as this week.” AG Bill Barr‘s reported pick is Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen.

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