Rod Rosenstein Expected to Leave Justice Dept. Once Attorney General Is Confirmed

Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who had been overseeing the Russia investigation, is expected to leave the Justice Department after President Trump’s choice to run the department is confirmed, according to two administration officials.

Mr. Rosenstein has been a central figure in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties to the Trump campaign — both by appointing a special counsel to take over the inquiry and for becoming a target of the president’s rage .

Mr. Trump nominated William P. Barr to be attorney general, after he fired his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

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