President Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, currently serving as deputy Transportation secretary, to be the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
If confirmed, Rosen would replace current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who plans to leave the Justice Department next month. Rosenstein oversees the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference.
Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed last week, chose Rosen as his deputy. Barr and Rosen were both formerly partners at the prestigious law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
Read more at The Hill.