Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to meet with President Trump – who nominated him to his current position – later this week amid speculation he will be fired.
During that time, he appointed Robert Mueller to lead the Russia investigation and was involved in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel of the investigation that same month.
He was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and continued in his role as Maryland’s top federal prosecutor throughout President Obama’s tenure, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Rosenstein served as principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s tax division beginning in 2001 until 2005.