Politics: Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now - PressFrom - US

PoliticsRosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now

16:46  19 march  2019
16:46  19 march  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Mueller probe already financed through September: officials

Mueller probe already financed through September: officials Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team he assembled to investigate U.S. President Donald Trump and his associates have been funded through the end of September 2019, three U.S. officials said on Monday, an indication that the probe has funding to keep it going for months if need be. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Rosenstein , who oversees Mueller probe , expected to step down . WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who had been overseeing the special counsel investigation, plans to step down after Robert Mueller finishes his work, according to administration officials familiar with

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , whose office manages the Russia investigation, is planning to leave the Justice Department shortly after William Barr, the President's nominee for attorney general, is confirmed, a source familiar with his thinking said.

Rosenstein hanging on at DOJ amid Mueller probe wind-down, despite plans to leave by now© Provided by Fox News Network LLC

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reached an agreement with Attorney General William Barr to stay on at the Justice Department “a little while longer,” a source familiar with their conversation told Fox News — despite initial plans to step down by now.

Fox News and other outlets previously reported that Rosenstein had planned to step down in mid-March. However, sources close to the deputy attorney general say Rosenstein has not yet given his two weeks notice. He remains at the DOJ as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe enters what is widely believed to be its final phases. There has been much speculation that Rosenstein would like to stay in his post until the investigation concludes.

Top Mueller deputy stepping down from special counsel's office

Top Mueller deputy stepping down from special counsel's office The personnel move is just the latest sign that the bulk of Mueller's work may be over. Earlier this month, David Archer, the senior FBI agent overseeing the law enforcement agency's work for the Special Counsel's office, took up a new post as head of the FBI's Richmond office. In addition, Manafort's second sentencing Wednesday drew an unusually large crowd of prosecutors and investigators  — about 30 in all. The massive presence could also be a signal that many involved in the probe wanted to see what could be one of the final public steps in Mueller's probe.

Mueller grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, where he attended Princeton Country Day School, now After returning from Vietnam, Mueller was briefly stationed at Henderson Hall, before leaving program of warrantless wiretapping under the Terrorist Surveillance Program which the DOJ ruled

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel on Wednesday to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials


DOJ sources confirmed to Fox News that Rosenstein is still the primary liaison between department headquarters and Mueller’s office, even though the recently confirmed Barr has ultimate oversight over the Russia investigation.

When Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election is complete, he is expected to hand his findings to Barr. It is unclear what will happen after that.

The regulation governing the special counsel gives the attorney general wide discretion in how he informs Congress and the public about the contents of the report. The regulation states, “At the conclusion of the Special Counsel's work, he or she shall provide the Attorney General with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the Special Counsel."

Trump says 'there should be no Mueller report'

Trump says 'there should be no Mueller report' Trump has repeatedly called Mueller's probe into whether Russia colluded with the president's 2016 campaign a "witch hunt." Despite his criticisms, the president has maintained that he has cooperated fully with the investigation, which also includes whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. Mueller's investigation is reportedly winding down, and lawmakers on both sides have called on the special counsel's report to be made public once the probe is completed. The House on Thursday passed a resolution 420-0 urging the Justice Department to make Mueller’s findings and full report public and available to Congress.

The Justice Department official who has played a central role in overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller is planning to leave his post soon — but Rod Rosenstein ’s exact departure date remains murky and has injected a new round of uncertainty into the high-profile Russia investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who oversees Mueller probe , to leave Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign from his post at the Justice Rosenstein is planning to stay on for a time after the new attorney general, William Barr, is expected to be confirmed.

The regulation then includes vague instructions regarding how the attorney general would notify the public, stating: “The Attorney General may determine that public release of these reports would be in the public interest, to the extent that release would comply with applicable legal restrictions.”

Rosenstein, while staying on at the Justice Department, has become a renewed target of Trump’s ire in recent months, after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe described private discussions about secretly recording and potentially ousting the president in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey.

Trump last month accused them of pursuing a “treasonous” plot against him. Rosenstein, though, denied pursuing recording the president and has pushed back on claims he broached the idea of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.

Trump formally nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ.
President Trump on Tuesday officially nominated Transportation official Jeffrey Rosen to serve as deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice upon Rod Rosenstein's departure. Rosen currently serves as deputy secretary of Transportation, and will require Senate confirmation for his new role. He previously served in the George W. Bush administration and practiced law at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm. Trump's choice of Ro

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!