Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to Trump

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein holds a discussion on “Defending Rule of Law Norms,”focusing on the contrast between the United States and China at The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2019. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump.
It’s effective May 11.

His departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The departure had been expected since the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general.
Rosenstein intended to leave in mid-March but stayed on a little longer for the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department last month. Rosenstein and Barr concluded that Trump did not obstruct justice.

Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in 2017 following the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, had overseen his team’s work for much of the last two years and defended his investigation.
 

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