U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Who Is Overseeing The Mueller Investigation To Leave In a Few Weeks

NBC: Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw Mueller probe, leaving Justice Department

The No. 2 official is set to depart within the next month, officials said, with Trump's pick for AG expected to be confirmed soon.

WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who had been overseeing Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, plans to step down within the next month, according to administration officials familiar with his thinking.

Rosenstein had long intended to serve about two years as the Justice Department's No. 2 official, these officials say. They add that this is his own plan and that he is not being forced out by the White House. That's despite the fact that he's been a frequent target of criticism from President Donald Trump on Twitter.

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WNU Editor: His resignation/retirement is two years too late. As for the Mueller probe. Their request this week for a six month extension to keep the grand jury on standby tells me that their investigation (after almost 2 years) is far from over.

More News On The Departure Of U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Rosenstein, a frequent Trump target, will leave Justice Dept -- AP
U.S. official Rosenstein, overseeing Russia probe, set to leave -- Reuters
Rosenstein leaving DOJ after Barr confirmation: reports -- The Hill
Rosenstein to leave DOJ in coming weeks, sources say -- FOX News
Rosenstein, who picked Mueller, plans to leave Justice Dept. shortly after Barr confirmed -- CNN
Ex-Russia inquiry chief Rod Rosenstein 'plans to resign' -- BBC
Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, to leave DOJ soon: reports -- Al Jazeera

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