Mueller investigation could be ending as early as next week

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

His name is Jeff Rosen, and he's already the number-two at another federal agency, the Transportation Department. A Trump administration official added that Attorney General William Barr has picked Jeffrey Rosen, who now serves as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to serve as his deputy attorney general.

Rosen was previously a senior partner at Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he worked for almost 30 years, according to the White House. He served as the Transportation Department's general counsel from 2003 through 2006 and OMB's general counsel from 2006 to 2009. Afterward, he returned to private practice.

Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, President Donald Trump, Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration Walter Waidelich, and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, before a roundtable discussion at the U.S. Department of Transportation, June 9, 2017.

Both roles also focus on one basic mission: public safety. Barr faced numerous questions during his confirmation hearing about whether he would continue the Mueller probe and publish its findings.

"I have a somewhat simple view, that if Congress has written the law then the [government] agencies should implement the law", Rosen said. They have three adult children.

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As he makes the media rounds promoting a new tell-all book, McCabe has said Rosenstein, during the early months of the Trump presidency, floated the 25th Amendment option and at least twice suggested he could wear a wire during Oval Office meetings with Trump to collect evidence to support the removal option.

Sources close to the investigative process have told Fox News that the high-level shakeup at Justice - with Barr assembling his new team, and Rosenstein planning to leave by mid-March - is a sign that the stars are aligning for the probe's conclusion.

Special counsel Robert Mueller arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

As CNN has reported, Attorney General Bill Barr has selected Jeffrey Rosen as his deputy.

It's unclear what Rosenstein's departure means for the special counsel investigation, which he has overseen since he appointed Robert Mueller. The Justice Department has said McCabe's characterization of his conversations with Rosenstein are inaccurate. Rosenstein denied the allegation.

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