Rosenstein criticizes James Comey in blistering speech

Politics 05/13/19, 18:49

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blasted fired FBI Director James Comey on Monday in a blistering speech to the Great Baltimore Committee. “Now, the former director is a partisan pundit, selling books and earning speaking fees while speculating about the ...

Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to Trump

Politics 04/29/19, 16:33

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has submitted a letter of resignation to President Donald Trump. It's effective May 11. “I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and ...

Update: Barr to address Mueller report at 9:30 a.m.

Politics 04/17/19, 15:39

The Latest on the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The Justice Department says Attorney General William Barr will hold a news conference Thursday morning on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Special ...

Giuliani: Trump lawyers finishing Mueller report rebuttal

Politics 04/16/19, 17:20

President Donald Trump's lawyers are putting the finishing touches on a rebuttal to the forthcoming report by special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's attorneys, said Tuesday that their document will be dozens of pages long. Giuliani says it ...

Former AG Sessions honored at Justice Dept. ceremony

Politics 03/21/19, 15:39

As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Neither Mueller's ...

Rosenstein: Government transparency isn’t always advisable

Politics 02/25/19, 14:39

The man who long oversaw special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is warning against leveling public allegations against people when there's not enough evidence to prosecute them. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's comments at an event Monday come as Mueller's Russia probe ...

Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Politics 02/19/19, 21:54

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general. In his current post, the 60-year-old Rosen serves as the Department of Transportation's chief operating officer and is ...

Trump lashes out at officials involved in Russia probe

Politics 02/18/19, 10:29

President Donald Trump is lashing out at key officials involved in the Russia probe, namely former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and the current deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," McCabe, who was fired last ...

Update: White House says Rosenstein departure his choice

Politics 01/09/19, 08:53

The Latest on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's expected departure from the Justice Department (all times local): 8:47 a.m. The White House is casting the expected departure of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in coming weeks as Rosenstein's choice alone. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee ...

Source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

Politics 01/09/19, 07:22

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general. That's according to a person familiar with the plans who wasn't authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to The Associated ...

Justice legal opinion backs Whitaker’s naming as acting AG

Politics 11/14/18, 12:08

The Justice Department on Wednesday released an internal legal opinion supporting the legality of Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general as Democrats press the case that President Donald Trump violated the law and Constitution by making Whitaker the country's ...

Update: WH says Sessions exit not constitutional crisis

Politics 11/08/18, 11:10

The Latest on Jeff Sessions' departure as attorney general (all times local): 10:05 a.m. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says the exit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is "not a constitutional crisis." FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, Attorney General ...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Politics 10/18/18, 19:17

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.The House Judiciary Committee says Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 ...

Jeff Sessions joins European talks on terrorism, migration

Europe 10/09/18, 03:59

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has joined European security chiefs holding talks in France on fighting terrorism and controlling migration.Elite police forces are staging an anti-terrorism exercise Tuesday in the French city of Lyon as part of the meetings.Italian Interior ...

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