Who is Jeffrey Rosen and Why Does it Matter?

As much as I support most of what President Donald Trump has done, I have to admit that he has a dismal record in selecting Department of Justice leadership.

One of Trump’s first selections was that of then Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be his Attorney General – strike 1.

Also, early on, Trump nominated then US Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General under Sessions – strike 2.

It was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller to handle the witch hunt which now know was part of the attempted coup to oust Trump.

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As Rosenstein has been coming under more intense scrutiny of late, he is expected to resign his position by the middle of March – 2 years too late.

Reports state that Trump has already picked Rosenstein’s replacement, US Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey A. Rosen.

The Epoch Times – Trump Names Successor to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Rosen to succeed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to the White House.

Trump nominated Rosenstein to serve as the deputy attorney general on Feb. 1, 2017. Since then, Rosenstein has played a key role in pivotal events. He recommended the firing of FBI Director James Comey, appointed special counsel Robert Mueller, and has overseen a broad investigation into leaks of classified information.

Rosen currently serves as the deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Prior to that, he supervised more than 400 attorneys as the general counsel at the DOT and served as general counsel and senior policy adviser at the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Attorney General William Barr praised Rosen as “a distinguished lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government and the private sector.” …

Before serving as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Rosen served as General Counsel for the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

Prior to that, Rosen served as General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, also under President George W. Bush.

Rosen also chaired the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

Hopefully, Rosen will be a good addition to work with newly sworn in Attorney General William Barr.

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