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En av Trumps motstandere i Justisdepartementet, visejustisminister Rod Rosenstein, vil forsvinne i løpet av de nærmeste ukene.

Det forlyder at det har sammenheng med at Trump har nominert William Barr til nye justisminister.

Rosenstein har hatt overoppsynet med spesialetterforsker Bob Muellers etterforskning av Trump og Russia collusion.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department in the coming weeks after the confirmation of President Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr, according to a person familiar with his thinking.

Republikanerne har økt sitt flertall i Senatet, og det er ventet at William Barr vil bli godkjent neste uke.

With Republicans holding a majority in the Senate, Mr. Barr is expected to be confirmed after a hearing next week.

Rosenstein kom ikke godt ut av avsløringen i New York Times om at Rosenstein hadde foreslått å ta hemmelige opptak av Trump for å få ham erklært utilregnelig.

Mr. Rosenstein also got into hot water with the president in the fall after the New York Times reported that in early 2017 he discussed secretly recording the president and recruiting cabinet members to an effort to remove him from office. Mr. Rosenstein denied the reports and expected to be fired, but ultimately remained on.

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein-expected-to-depart-justice-department-in-coming-weeks-11547039463