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Trump considering Maryland's Rosenstein for 'top position' in DOJ

Trump considering Maryland's Rosenstein for 'top position' in DOJ

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein, who has worked to break up violent criminal gangs in Baltimore and root out corruption in Maryland's prisons, is being considered for "a top position" in President-elect Donald J. Trump's Justice Department, two sources familiar with the discussions said Friday.

Rosenstein, who was appointed the state's top federal prosecutor by Republican President George W. Bush in 2005, is the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the country. In heavily Democratic Maryland, he's earned praise from both sides of the aisle.

"There are a lot of people of both parties who will applaud this selection," said Jason M. Weinstein, a former federal...

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