Rod Rosenstein set to leave U.S. Justice Department

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Lindsey Graham weighs in on the latest in the Mueller probe. Rosenstein, a former United States attorney in Maryland, will have served as deputy for roughly two years by the time he leaves. "He said no", Graham said. Graham said that the two men were "best friends", that their wives attended Bible study together and that Mueller had attended the weddings of Barr's children. Barr is expected to face questioning from Democrats about his views of the Mueller investigation at next week's hearing. 'Do you see any reason for a termination based on cause?' He said no.

Barr responded, Graham said, that he would "go through the process of what I can share with the Congress and the public, erring on the side of transparency".

William Barr was scheduled to meet with at least three key Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans ahead of his confirmation hearing scheduled for next week.

ABC News reported that Rosenstein has told Trump and others that he plans to depart in the coming weeks, probably once the Senate confirms a new Justice Department chief.

He said Barr has a "high opinion" of Mueller and believes Mueller's "doing a professional job", concluding that the AG nominee is "committed" to allowing Mueller to finish.

If Barr's chances for confirmation appear strong, Democrats nonetheless are expected to question him sharply about the skepticism he has voiced about the Russian Federation investigation.

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Barr also wrote then that Mueller should not be permitted to "demand" in-person question of the president. Also, Barr wrote an unsolicited memo to the Justice Department a year ago critiquing Mueller's investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice by firing James Comey as FBI director.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will make sure special counsel Robert Mueller's report is in the Justice Department's hands before he steps down from his post, NBC News reported Wednesday.

Despite clear tensions between the acting attorney general and the president, an unnamed source familiar with the situation told CNN that Rosenstein is not being forced out of the White House. "He has got some ideas of a deputy".

"Certainly, I don't think there's any willingness by the president or the White House to push him out", Sanders told Fox News in an interview.

Barr's dance card included incoming Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; outgoing Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Nebraska Republican Sen.

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