On a wall behind his desk, between a family photo and a courtroom drawing from the Whitewater probe, outgoing Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein has looked to a quote to help define his management philosophy.
"Don't tell me what I want to hear," the plaque reads. "Just tell me what I need to know."
Rosenstein says the motto will be even more important as he heads to Washington to be the second-in-charge at the U.S. Department of Justice. He will oversee more than 100,000 employees who have a hand in counterterrorism, civil rights and high-profile criminal cases across the nation.
Rosenstein's confirmation won broad, bipartisan support Tuesday in...