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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, sources familiar with the matter told Fox News.

Rosenstein wants to ensure a smooth transition for incoming Attorney General nominee Bill Barr and plans to transition out of the job in the coming weeks, the sources said.

Rosenstein long thought of his role as a two-year position and the two-year mark is coming soon, officials close to the departing attorney general told Fox News.

ABC News was the first to report on Rosenstein’s departure.

Speculation of Rosenstein’s departure mounted after the firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in November. He has, until recently, overseen Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and has been a target of Trump on Twitter.

While Rosenstein was never criticized by Trump as heavily as Sessions was, Trump has cited how Rosenstein signed a FISA surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The president has repeatedly decried the DOJ and FBI’s efforts to obtain that surveillance warrant, while blasting the Mueller probe Rosenstein previously oversaw as a “witch hunt.”

Meanwhile, Rosenstein has sparred with Republicans in Congress, especially former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif, over “slow walking” its response to document requests. The House Freedom Caucus last year drafted articles of impeachment for Rosenstein, describing that effort as a “last resort” if their demands for records were not fulfilled.

Trump nominated Rosenstein to the post in 2017. Prior to this role, Rosenstein worked as the United States attorney for the District of Maryland.

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33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. Dean Perry

    January 9, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    DC is now one big revolving door… who’s next???

    • Michael

      January 10, 2019 at 2:13 am

      How ’bout you? Feel free to leave our great country, since you seem to have so many problems with our president and all. Actually, feel free to leave the internet as well. That way we won’t have to read your stupidity on a daily basis. I assure you, you will not be missed.

  2. Al

    January 9, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Escaping his corruptiveness.

    • Dean Perry

      January 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      No escaping… ask Manafort, Flynn and Cohen!

      • Michael

        January 10, 2019 at 2:15 am

        Really? How ’bout you ask the Clintons. They’ve done so much escaping, Houdini would be jealous.

    • RICK

      January 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      Totally… Just like Obama, Clintons, and all the crooked dimmys… They all need to be in prison… This worthless ‘mouse’ should be for obstruction of justice for not handing in all the information Trey Gowdy and others have been asking for… The ‘mouse’ has done nothing but lie, lie, and lie about all of it, the same as the rest of the dimmy’s…

    • 4lllls

      January 9, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Darn i thought he was leaving the us. Just trying to escape how he did the people of the USA.disgraceful!!

  3. Rocky

    January 9, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Rosenstein is lucky he’s not in jail !

    • Dean Perry

      January 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      So many Republican scandals I have lost track… what did Rosenstein do?????

      • Corey Falworth

        January 9, 2019 at 7:23 pm

        I believe Rosenstein is an Osama holdover, correct, not a Republican

        • Dean Perry

          January 9, 2019 at 7:58 pm

          Osama???
          REALLY?????????
          Just Google his name and he IS a Republican!!!!!

          • J POLLS

            January 9, 2019 at 9:44 pm

            HE’S STILL AN ASSHOLE DEEP STATE DIRTY THIEVING COWARD JUST LIKE OHOMO AND HIS AMAZON “WIFE” AND HEIR AND FRAU KLINTON…………………REST IN THE DEVIL’S HELL DEMON RATS

          • Michael

            January 10, 2019 at 2:11 am

            Osama, Obama, doesn’t matter, they were both enemies to our country, just like brain-washed morons like you, Dean.

      • Sam

        January 9, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        If you don’y lnow, Dean, you haven’t been watching! Get and stay informed.

        • Dean Perry

          January 9, 2019 at 7:56 pm

          I said as much, Sam, didn’t I????
          What crimes is he charged with????

          • Michael

            January 10, 2019 at 2:17 am

            He hasn’t been charged with anything yet, because he’s part of the corruption he helps protect. That will change though, so don’t worry your snowflake little head.

      • Danny

        January 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm

        Wait until the new AG is confirmed Dean. You will then see a lot of democrat criminals going to jail. See the difference between a real patriots and an unAmerican piece of crap like you is we want to see all criminals go to jail not just one party.

      • Isabel

        January 9, 2019 at 10:57 pm

        Oh, nothing. “Republican” Rosenstein licked Obama’s dogs’ behind.

      • Michael

        January 10, 2019 at 2:20 am

        So many stupid comments from you, we’ve all lost count. Are you going for a world record: most moronic statements from a single person in one lifetime? Are you starved for attention because mommy and daddy didn’t give you enough, growing up? Or are is your life really that pathetic, that the only joy you get is coming on sites like this and trying to get a rise out of people?

    • 4lllls

      January 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      He will be. Traitors are all gonna hang.

  4. bbaker

    January 9, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    The “Swamp” just got drained a little bit lower.
    535 more to go.

  5. coachpan

    January 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    He’s still open for trial as a criminal!

  6. Polly

    January 9, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Out goes the bad and in comes goid

  7. John Castro

    January 9, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    When are we going to find out about the “FISA Dossier” and the 20 million Dollar account set to settle sexual law suits …we need names, Talk, Talk, Talk, and more Talk, yet nothing gets done.

    • J POLLS

      January 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      URANIUM ONE, CROWDSTRIKE, HACKED DNC EMAILS. (THAT THEY DID THEMSELVES).. SETH RICH..CUNTFACED DEAN PERRY HERE’S YOUR CORRUPTION YOU DIRTY PIECE OF SHIT.. GOD I HOPE YOU DIDN’T REPRODUCE SINCE YOUR BRAIN WAS IN THE SLIME THAT SLID DOWN YOUR MAMA’S BUTT CHEEKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OR IS IN THE TRASH AT SOME ABORTION CLINIC THAT YOU DEVIL’S LOVE SO MUCH !!!!!!

      • Leo

        January 9, 2019 at 9:52 pm

        Yes!!! Dean is a cuntface in addition to being a douche bag! Thank so much for pointing that out!

    • Leo

      January 9, 2019 at 9:49 pm

      Such a douche bag, Dean! Give up! No one believes your fairytales!

    • Michael

      January 10, 2019 at 2:25 am

      That article is a joke, just like you, and just like this whole Mueller witch hunt. I’ll call it right now, when this sham of an investigation produces nothing, something tells me we won’t be hearing much from you, Dean, since you only pick and choose certain articles to comment on.

  8. MICHAEL MANFREDONIO

    January 9, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    This guy is brutal.Google the name Lisa H Barsoomian who is his wife,talk about conflict of interest.Conspiracy with Mueller,Comey the Clintons,McCabe etc for years.Im sure if her name comes up on this blog this post will be deleted pretty fast.

  9. Joyce

    January 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Good riddance. Crooked as Comey and that is really bad!

  10. Mary Johnson

    January 9, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Good one more swap rat gone. Maybe now they can do something about this traitor Rosenstein.

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