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Trump Pick Jeffrey Rosen OK'd To Replace Rosenstein At DOJ

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Jeffrey Rosen won Senate confirmation to the second-highest Justice Department post Thursday, as Republicans pushed through President Donald Trump’s choice to replace DOJ veteran Rod Rosenstein.

Jeffrey Rosen testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in April. (Getty) The chamber voted 52-45 along a partisan split to clear Rosen, formerly a top Transportation Department official, as the deputy attorney general. Leading Democrats complained that Rosen has inadequate background for the position and lacks prosecutorial experience.

Rosen will report to Attorney General William Barr, completing Trump’s reshaping of the top echelons of the Justice Department. Like Barr, Rosen was a top lawyer at...

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