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Article by Bryan Howard
January 9, 2019
According to ABC and CNN reports, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is planning to step down from his position once the new Attorney General. This will likely happen within weeks after the Senate approves the Trump nomination William Barr.
William Barr’s confirmation hearing is set for January 15, with the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, which makes it highly likely William Barr will be approved.
Rod Rosenstein is the current head of the Muller probe due to Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Muller probe. Rosenstein has been weak on the Muller probe and has far to close of ties to be the man in charge of the case.
After William Barr takes over he is likely to appoint acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to replace Rod Rosenstein. Whitaker has had a strong stance against Muller and his investigation, which he believes has been a massive overreach and abuse of power from Muller.