The White House did not comment on the resignation but made it clear that President Donald Trump has already appointed Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to the vacated position. On Monday, Rosenstein wrote in his letter of resignation to Trump, “We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first.” He went to the White House on Monday and personally delivered a letter of resignation to the President, according to an administration official and a Justice Department official mentioned by CNN.
It was Rosenstein, who sympathized with the Democrats and Hillary Clinton, appointed special adviser Robert Mueller in May 2017 to investigate the links between Moscow and the election campaign of President Donald Trump.
Officially, Rosenstein will leave the Department of Justice (Attorney General’s office) on May 11.
His resignation, which was first announced by Trump at the end of 2018, was expected in early March. However, Rosenstein stayed at work longer to assist newly appointed Attorney General William Barr in releasing a summary of Mueller’s report on the investigation, which was completed on March 22.