Deputy US Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller and remains his most visible Justice Department protector, is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general, an individual familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.
Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has been critical of aspects of Mueller's investigation and expressed doubts that Trump obstructed justice in his interactions with FBI Director James Comey, who the president fired.
If confirmed, Barr, who previously served as USA attorney general under former President George H.W. Bush, would oversee the Mueller investigation.
If confirmed, Barr would be in charge of Mueller, unless he too recused himself. Text overlaid on the image reads: "Now that Russian collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?"
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Top justice department official Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in 2016, is planning to quit, U.S. media reports.
"I don't think there's any willingness by the President or the White House to push him out", Sanders said.
Rosenstein has stayed on under Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, whose controversial appointment has sparked numerous legal challenges and raised questions about what role he would play regarding the investigation. He has long overseen the investigation and has frequently drawn Trump's ire.
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Rosenstein's latest rumored departure was supposedly being timed for him to leave after the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Attorney General nominee William Barr.
She says he wants to help with the transition to a new attorney general.
Barr submitted a memo to the Justice Department a year ago that argued the law doesn't support an inquiry into whether Trump may have obstructed justice if he tried to frustrate the Russian Federation investigation.
Graham said Barr also told him about his longtime relationship with Mueller. Barr is expected to face questioning from Democrats about his views of the Mueller investigation at next week's hearing. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Mr. Trump to rescind Barr's nomination Wednesday, claiming that Barr would not be able to objectively oversee the Mueller investigation.
Reds now on City's level, says Klopp despite loss
So maybe, yes, it was one of the most important games but that doesn't mean anything, if we aren't able to win the next one. Wolves have won more games in this fixture (50) than the Reds (35) in their history, with the sides drawing just 17 times.