Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department in mid-March, a department official told Reuters on Monday. It was anticipated that he would step down after a new attorney general was chosen; last week, William Barr was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as attorney general. In May 2017, Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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