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    Rod Rosenstein Steps Down as Deputy Attorney General

    May 11 will be Rosenstein’s last day of a two-year tenure that was marked by tensions with President Trump, but which culminated with his tacit support for Attorney General Barr’s controversial interpretation of the Mueller report. Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, ended his resignation letter with a phrase from the Trump campaign: “We keep the faith, we follow the rules, and we always put America first.”

    Who’s up next? Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen has been nominated — though it remains to be seen how he’ll measure up to the 16-month median tenure for deputy AGs that Rosenstein cited in his letter.

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