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U.S. deputy attorney general who oversaw Mueller probe resigns

Apr 30, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Rosenstein says he will depart on May 11, after more than two turbulent years as the second highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice

ROD ROSENSTEIN. It was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sent a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump, and will leave his post May 11. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump nominates successor to one-time head of Russia probe

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Rod Rosenstein will be replaced by Jeffrey Rosen, the current deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation

JEFFREY ROSEN. Image from US Department of Transportation website

Top U.S. official discussed Trump removal in 2017, says ex-FBI chief

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Former FBI chief Andrew McCabe says invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution was raised by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a press conference about Chinese hacking at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, on December 20, 2018. The US Justice Department on Thursday announced fresh indictments of Chinese government hackers who allegedly targeted scores of companies in a dozen countries, which US officials said showed Beijing had not fulfilled its pledge to stop such actions. In an operation coordinated with US allies in Europe and Asia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the move was being made to rebuff "China's economic aggression."  NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP

Top official in Trump-Russia probe to resign or be fired – U.S. media

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Several media, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, report Rosenstein is preparing to be dismissed, following the publication of reports that he had discussed ways to remove Trump over incompetence

ROSENSTEIN. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The latest allegations against US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein add to mounting evidence of discontent with the Trump administration, following Bob Woodward's book and The New York Times editorial

MOUNTING PLOTS? The recent report on US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein comes after Bob Woodward's explosive book and the New York Times anonymous op-ed that exposed internal discussions in the White House to remove President Donald Trump from office. File photo by Lehtikuva and Heikki Saukkomaa/AFP

Top justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:08 AM

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein dubs the New York Times report as 'inaccurate and factually incorrect', suggesting that the remarks have only been made 'jokingly'

INACCURATE. US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says the remarks were made jokingly in the presence of other senior Justice Department officials weeks after he took office on April 29, 2017. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

FBI, Justice Dep't reject probe criticism at testy U.S. hearing

Jun 29, 2018 - 6:13 PM

'I do not believe Special Counsel Mueller is on any kind of witch hunt,' says FBI director Christopher Wray

RUSSIA PROBE. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (R) and FBI Director Christopher Wray (L) testify during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Justice Dept's no. 3 official resigns

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish over my time here,' says Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand

BRAND RESIGNS. This file photo taken on February 1, 2018 shows Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand during a summit to discuss efforts to combat human trafficking at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America/AFP

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

3rd UPDATE US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election

SPECIAL COUNSEL. Robert Mueller served as FBi director from 2010 to 2013. File photo from FBI New York