|Rod Rosenstein and President Trump
FOX NEWS – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who frequently found himself in the political crosshairs due to his role in the special counsel’s Russia probe and whose departure has long been expected, submitted his resignation
on Monday to President Trump ending a tumultuous two years in which he tried to steady a rocky Justice Department and its relationship with the White House.
His resignation was expected; he had been saying for a long time that he planned to leave the department once Mueller’s probe of Russian collusion and obstruction by the president was completed. Rosenstein will officially leave the Justice Department on May 11. Rosenstein’s successor, deputy transportation secretary Jeffrey Rosen, is awaiting his Senate confirmation.
His departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.