Aside from the fact that the replacement shares the same name as the current guy (minus the “stein” on the end…..that’s not weird, is it?) the new pick seems to be a solid one.
Jeffrey Adam Rosen (born April 2, 1958) is an American lawyer who serves as United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation. Prior to assuming his current role, he was a senior partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
On February 19, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Rosen for the position of United States Deputy Attorney General, succeeding Rod Rosenstein upon his departure from the Department of Justice. His nomination is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate.
Most notably, Rosen is already serving in the Trump Administration, so that means he’s already been confirmed by Congress! That’s a win.
Also, he’s never served in the DOJ or FBI before. Another win. You can’t drain the swamp with life-long swamp things!
Trump’s pick of an outsider to that department is wise.
This guy gets it:
Here's more, from CBS:
President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey A. Rosen as deputy attorney general, the White House said Tuesday. Rosen, who is currently deputy transportation secretary, will replace Rod Rosenstein, who is expected to leave his post in mid-March, CBS News reported earlier Tuesday.
Rosesntein was expected to leave after Attorney General William Barr was confirmed and was to stay on for a few weeks after Barr was confirmed by the Senate, in order to ensure a smooth transition, CBS News' Paula Reid reported. Rosenstein always saw his post as a two-year position, Reid was also told previously.
It's unclear what Rosenstein's departure means for the special counsel's investigation. He was tasked with oversight of the probe after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. It was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller special counsel. Once Matthew Whitaker was named acting attorney general, he assumed oversight of the special counsel investigation. Barr, who has been confirmed as attorney general, is expected to assume oversight of the investigation.
And from MSN:
President Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, the current deputy Transportation secretary, to be the next deputy attorney general.
If confirmed, Rosen would replace Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling.
Rosenstein plans to leave the Department of Justice next month, according to the Washington Post.
Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed last week, chose Rosen as his deputy.
Barr and Rosen were both formerly partners at the prestigious law firm Kirkland & Ellis.
Barr in a statement praised Rosen, calling him a “distinguished lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government and the private sector.”
“His years of outstanding legal and management experience make him an excellent choice to succeed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has served the Department of Justice over many years with dedication and distinction,” Barr added.