Rod Rosenstein, he US Deputy Attorney General, who appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections, decided to resign from his post. It is not a surprise, as he was expected to depart in March. According to the White House officials, Donald Trump had already nominated Jeffrey Rosen, Deputy Transportation Secretary, to replace him.
Rosenstein stayed longer in order to help Attorney General William Barr manage the release of the redacted version of Mueller’s report. Rosenstein and Bar concluded that Mueller’s investigation found insufficient evidence to charge Trump with obstructing justice.
In his resignation letter Rosenstein wrote, “”We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan.” He thanked Mr. Trump for the opportunity to serve in the Justice Department and mentioned some areas that the administration had been working on, including reducing crime, protecting consumers, and building confidence in the police.
“Our nation is safer, our elections more secure, and our citizens are better informed about covert foreign influence efforts and schemes to commit fraud, steal intellectual property and launch cyberattacks,” Mr. Rosenstein wrote.
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