Trump Proposes Jeffrey Rosen to Replace Rod Rosenstein as Deputy Attorney General

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By Associated press

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Jeffrey Rosen, a long-time litigator and assistant secretary of transportation, to replace Rod Rosenstein as Deputy Attorney General.

In his current role, Rosen, 60, is the Chief of Operations for the Ministry of Transportation and is responsible for implementing the department's technology and safety priorities. He joined DOT in 2017 after being General Counsel from 2003 to 2006.

From 2006 to 2009, Rosen was Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Management and Budget. He has also worked as Adjunct Professor at the Law Center of Georgetown University.

Rosen has held a variety of positions, including senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the same firm as the new Attorney General, William Barr. Rosen spent nearly 30 years with Kirkland & Ellis in various leadership roles, including co-chairing the firm's Washington, DC office, he told senators at his March 2017 confirmation hearing.

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