Feb 19, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen as deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump late Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Rosen to serve as the Justice Department's new deputy attorney general.

The big picture: Rosen, who is currently deputy transportation secretary and has previously been confirmed by the Senate, will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is reportedly expected to step down by mid-March. Rosen previously worked for nearly 30 years at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where recently-confirmed Attorney General William Barr also worked prior to his nomination.

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