Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down as deputy attorney general if William Barr is confirmed to lead the Justice Department, a move that would cap a tumultuous two-year tenure dominated by his oversight of the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

In his time as the Justice Department’s No. 2, Rosenstein was a lightning rod for criticism—particularly from President Donald Trump, who once ripped him for approving an application to extend surveillance of a former Trump campaign associate. With pressure coming from the White House, Rosenstein used speaking appearances to counter any notions that the Justice Department was losing its traditional independence.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]