Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2019, 10:45 PM

Rosenstein Leaving May 11 After Stormy Term Overseeing Mueller

Chris Strohm
Chris Strohm
Bloomberg News

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein plans to resign on May 11, ending a controversial tenure in which he appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller and took actions that won him praise — and anger — from both the right and left.

“The Department of Justice made rapid progress in achieving the administration’s law enforcement priorities,” Rosenstein, 54, said in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump on April 29. “We enforce the law without fear or favor because credible evidence is not partisan, and truth is not determined by opinion polls.“

Rod Rosenstein
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Rosenstein, a veteran federal prosecutor who served under presidents ...

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