Rod Rosenstein Department of justice career highlights to look back to 1990

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White house: Rosenstein meeting with Trump on Thursday

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the meeting comes at the request of the Deputy General Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a meeting with President trump, it is planned that nominated him to his current position – later to be fired this week amid speculation he will.

Rosenstein, 53, has served in his position in the Ministry of justice since April of 2017. During this time, he named to lead Robert Müller, the Russia investigation and was on the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Before he took the position, Rosenstein was a long-time U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

While Rosenstein fate as the No. 2 man in the justice Department uncertain, read on for a timeline of his DOJ career, which spans more than two decades.

Russia’s Investigation

In may of 2017, Minister of justice Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia-investigation because of his close connection with the trump campaign during the election in 2016. His recusal catapulted Rosenstein in the position on the sample.

Rosenstein appointed to serve Robert Miller, as special counsel to the investigation, in the same month.

As a Deputy attorney general), Rosenstein two public notices of the charges, the special Council — accused against the Russians, the penetration in the democratic E-Mail accounts, the other against the Russians, because they have a social media troll is reportedly farm to sway the public opinion.


He pulled the review, when it was revealed he wrote a memo used by the trump-administration to fire FBI Director James Comey. While Rosenstein, said the memo, a search of the official misconduct “behavior” or to justify a “statement of the reasons for the cause of the termination,” the document was allegedly in serious damage to the Department of Comey during his time in office, Politico reported.

Deputy Attorney General

Rod Rosenstein was sworn in as Deputy attorney general in April 2017.

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rosenstein was sworn in as the 37th Deputy attorney general on April 26, 2017. He was confirmed by the Senate on the day.

To his duties as Deputy attorney General, Rosenstein with the task of dealing with the day-to-day operations of the justice Ministry and oversight of the agencies, including the FBI.

At the time, said Rosenstein of the Baltimore Sun: “I’m doing my job, without regard to party political consideration.”

U.S. Department of justice, the Minister

Ex-President George W. Bush appointed Rosenstein as U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland in may 2005. He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, and continued in his role as Maryland’s top Federal Prosecutor reported that during President Obama’s term in office, the Baltimore Sun.

According to The Atlantic, he was one of only three U.S. attorneys from the more than 90 – at the time, the Obama will continue in his role.


In his role Rosenstein reportedly was known as someone who has worked on the “highest professional standards” and who went after violent gangs in the state. He also has the corruption in the prisons, staff and prisoners, which, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Principal deputy assistant attorney general

Rosenstein served as the principal deputy assistant attorney general for the justice Department tax division at the beginning of 2001 to 2005.

U.S. attorney

In 1997, Rosenstein was tapped as an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland. During this time, he was the court of appeal entrusted with a dispute before the U.S.-for the Fourth court, according to his biography.

Counsel and assistant

From 1993 to 1994, Rosenstein became counsel to the Deputy attorney General. He then spent a year as a special assistant to the criminal division and assistant attorney general.


After that, he was advised, as an associate independent counsel, serving a team of prosecutors led by Kenneth Starr, the Whitewater investigation of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s real-estate transactions, while in Arkansas.

“I would have trusted that told him nothing,” Philip B. Heymann, the Deputy attorney General, hired Rosenstein as his Council, and The Washington Post. “If there is a case where I was concerned, there was a perception that we were unfair, I would trust him to do the right thing and work to do.”

Honors Program

Rosenstein first, the Ministry of justice stepped through the Honors program in 1990, according to his biography. He prosecuted public corruption, the Public Integrity section of the Justice Department’s criminal division.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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