As Newsy has previously reported, Rosenstein was expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department by the middle of March, but a Justice Department official has since said he'll stay "a little longer." Rosenstein's departure is right around the corner as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concluded last week .
As the No.
2 official at the DOJ, it was Rosenstein who tapped Robert Mueller in May 2017 to head the probe after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
Rosenstein oversaw much of the probe, but Attorney General William Barr eventually took over that duty.
Barr previously praised Rosen in a statement , saying, "His years of outstanding legal and management experience make him an excellent choice." Rosen currently serves as the deputy transportation secretary, which involves overseeing the day-to-day management of the department.
Prior to his time in the Trump administration, Rosen was a senior partner at a Chicago-based law firm.
According to Business Insider, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team sent 14 criminal referrals to other prosecutors. Only two of those cases have been made public, including a case against President..