Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to stay on at the DOJ until mid-March, per some new reporting tonight on the heels of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's explosive interview.
Rosenstein was reportedly planning to leave the Justice Department soon after William Barr's confirmation as attorney general.
Fox reported that Barr has chosen Jeffrey Rosen, an academic who now serves as president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, to serve as his deputy AG.
The pandemonium was the result of reports Rosenstein wore a "wire" to record conversations with President Trump and recruited Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
Rosen, confirmed for his current role by the Senate in May 2017, works under Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in overseeing the daily operations of the department. He oversaw the probe because former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from Russia-related matters.
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Rosenstein will use his remaining time in the position to assist with Barr's transition into the attorney general role.
The new deputy attorney general could be announced as early as this week.
The White House said Mr McCabe, who was sacked previous year for allegedly lying to government investigators, had "no credibility".
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed in an interview that aired Sunday that Rosenstein broached the idea of wearing a wire to the White House in May 2017, days after James Comey was sacked as FBI director.
Rosenstein had attracted far more attention than is typical for the No. 2 Justice Department official because of his decision to appoint Mueller to lead the investigation eight days after Trump fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.