Rod Rosenstein, central figure behind Mueller inquiry, expected to step down


The US Justice Department official who once oversaw the Russian Federation probe, Rod Rosenstein, plans to resign in mid-March, US news outlets reported.

The network said that a departure by Rosenstein next month could suggest the Russian Federation probe being carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller is nearing completion.

In a TV interview on Sunday, former-acting Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Andrew McCabe said talks had been held in 2017 about invoking the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution that could remove a president deemed unfit.

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Fox News reported Monday night that Rosenstein, who was already expected to depart in the wake of Attorney General William Barr being confirmed last week, is leaving to give Barr the chance to transition into his new role.

Rosenstein and the Justice Department have denied those allegations, but that didn't stop Trump from taking a shot at Rosenstein, whom Trump nominated in 2017, and McCabe on Twitter.

Rosenstein appointed Mueller because Jeff Sessions, who was attorney general at the time, had recused himself from matters related to the Russian Federation investigation.

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Back in 2017, Russian officials announced plans to route 95% of all Russian internet traffic through domestic servers by 2020 . Russian Federation is set to temporarily "unplug" from the internet as part of its planning for a potential future cyber-war.

Barr was sworn into office Thursday, replacing Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.

A Justice Department official said that Rosenstein's departure is not related to a controversy surrounding his alleged offer to wear a wire during conversations with President Donald Trump, according to CNN.

Several former senior officials in Trump's presidential campaign, including campaign chairman Paul Manafort, national security adviser Michael Flynn and former personal attorney Michael Cohen have been indicted in the Mueller probe.

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