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Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein strikes back at James Comey, calling him 'partisan pundit'

Rod Rosenstein, in his first public appearance since ending his tenure as U.S. deputy attorney general, quoted Robert S. Mueller III.

Rod Rosenstein former U.S. deputy attorney general gives commencement speech to University of Baltimore graduates

Rod Rosenstein the former U.S. deputy attorney general gives a commencement speech to University of Baltimore law school graduates.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to President Trump

Rosenstein's departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Rod Rosenstein takes swipes at Comey, lawmakers and media about Mueller investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as he prepares to leave the Justice Department, defended his handling of the special counsel's Russia investigation

Rod Rosenstein says Justice Department should not release info on uncharged suspects

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Monday he believes the Justice Department should not reveal information about people it does not charge with crimes.

Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department; Barr tells lawmakers he won't interfere with Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general.

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Sessions' ouster throws future of special counsel probe into question

With the midterms now over, the special counsel faces key decision points in his 18-month-old investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign.

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AG Jeff Sessions pushed out after year of attacks from Trump over recusal from Russia probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer.

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Messing with Mueller: How Trump can risk his presidency

The issue isn’t whether President Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions, but what were the president’s motives for demanding his attorney general's resignation.

Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein due to Kavanaugh hearing

President Donald Trump has postponed a planned meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

What you need to know about embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

The former Maryland U.S. attorney's job hangs in the balance ahead of a Thursday meeting with President Donald J. Trump. Here’s what you need to know about Rosenstein’s work in D.C. and his history in Baltimore.

Firing Rod Rosenstein would be bad policy and bad politics — and, more inexcusable in the Trump administration, bad reality TV

Rod Rosenstein doesn't deserve to be fired, but here's the real reason why President Trump may keep him - the high political cost of a 'Thursday night massacre.'

With job status in limbo, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump

With job status in limbo, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump

Before leaving Baltimore, Rod Rosenstein predicted he might not last long as deputy attorney general

In his February 2017 farewell remarks, Rosenstein told a meeting of Baltimore criminal justice leaders that he’d determined the median tenure for the country’s deputy attorney general was just 14 months.

Maryland Rep. Cummings calls for emergency committee hearing if Rod Rosenstein is forced out

“If President Trump forces out Mr. Rosenstein — regardless of how it happens — the American people deserve a full and complete accounting of these actions," the Baltimore lawmaker said.

In Rosenstein hearing, Republicans prove they observe no principle, only politics

Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds in trying to stop the Mueller investigation.

David Horsey presents: Trump's goons

Donald Trump sends his "goons" to take care of the DOJ's Rod Rosenstein in David Horsey's latest editorial cartoon.

Deputy AG Rosenstein: 'unsullied by politics'

Rod Rosenstein is a shining example of an ethical public servant — a champion of the rule of law unsullied by politics.

Trump may realize that firing Mueller would be bad, but firing Rosenstein might be worse

President Donald Trump is ramping up his attacks on Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Getting rid of him would be a huge mistake.

Rodricks: Rod Rosenstein has been smeared left and right

A 'Nobody asked me' column on Washington, Rod Rosenstein, Baltimore, plainclothes policing, wedding gifts and the Oscar for best picture

Rod Rosenstein defends Russia probe after anti-Trump text messages released, denies 'witch hunt'

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein faced sharp questioning Wednesday from congressional Republicans following revelations that two officials assigned to the department’s ongoing Russia probe exchanged text messages critical of President Donald J. Trump during last year’s campaign.

Rod Rosenstein faces new scrutiny for approving surveillance of Trump associate

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein approved the continued surveillance of a Trump associate last year, according to a report in the New York Times on Monday that once again thrust the former U.S. Attorney for Maryland into the spotlight.

Baltimore leaders 'decided to cut back on policing and prosecution' before homicides surged, Rosenstein says

When it comes to the surge in Baltimore homicides that started in 2015 and continues to this day, everyone has a theory about the cause or causes. That includes Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

Politics and the Mueller probe

There are politics surrounding the Mueller probe - from GOP congressmen attempting to discredit it.

Rod Rosenstein reacts to killing of Baltimore detective

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein talked about the killing of a Baltimore homicide detective and crime in the city Thursday night at an appearance in Chicago.

Rosenstein: Rule of law must take precedence over politics

“If we permit the rule of law to erode because it doesn't harm our personal interests, that erosion may eventually consume us as well,” said U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, speaking at the BWI Business Partnership's signature breakfast in Linthicum Thursday morning.

Rosenstein calls for bold approach to violent crime during NAACP speech in Baltimore

Rod Rosenstein cited the final case he handled in his former role: the prosecution of seven Baltimore police officers accused of corruption in the line of duty.

Trump tells NY Times he was irritated to learn Rod Rosenstein was from Baltimore

President Donald J. Trump told the New York Times that he is unhappy with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, telling the newspaper he was “irritated” to learn he was from Baltimore.

Alternative Fact of the Week: Rod Rosenstein, Baltimore liberal

Donald Trump gets law enforcement and the attorney general's office scarily wrong.

Trump appears to direct anger at Rosenstein in tweet

President Donald J. Trump appeared to confirm Friday that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice and seemed to use a social media posting to criticize Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

Trump should thank Rosenstein for naming a special counsel

President Trump should thank Rod Rosenstein for naming a special counsel — it's the only thing that might save his presidency.

Senators say Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before he wrote his memo

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein knew James B. Comey would be fired as director of the FBI before he wrote a scathing memo laying out the case for the move, several senators who attended a closed-door briefing with the former U.S. Attorney from Maryland said Thursday.

Rosenstein names special counsel to lead probe into Russia, Trump campaign

Under intense pressure to bring independence to the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed a special counsel Wednesday to oversee the federal probe — a move with sweeping implications for Donald Trump's presidency.

Rod Rosenstein asks business leaders to back Baltimore police to address violence

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein called on Baltimore business leaders  to support city police officers as a way to help control violence.

Rod Rosenstein says he's defending Constitution, not worried about reputation

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein told a Baltimore business group Monday his top concern in Washington is defending the Constitution. The comment came

Unsolicited advice for Rod Rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein doesn't need to appoint a special prosecutor to protect his reputation. He needs to do it to protect the Constitution.

Don't say we didn't warn you, Rod Rosenstein

Well, that didn't take long. Less than two weeks after being sworn in as the U.S. deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein got played by the Trump administration. The president used Mr. Rosenstein's reputation as a respected lawman to whitewash the vindictive firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday — inexplicably blaming it on Mr. Comey's bungling of the investigation last year into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.

Democrats call for limiting Rosenstein's oversight of Russian probe

Weeks after hailing him as an "independent" prosecutor who would "stand up for the law," Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had deep reservations about Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's impartiality and said they no longer trusted him to oversee the probe into Russia.

Administration turns to former Maryland prosecutor with apolitical reputation to explain Comey's firing

When the time came for the Trump administration to explain why it had fired the embattled director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the job fell not to the president or to the Attorney General but to the former U.S. Attorney from Maryland with a reputation for putting the law above politics.

Why Rosenstein should name a special counsel

Rod Rosenstein is a man of great integrity — which is why he should name a special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe.

Democrats grill Rod Rosenstein on Russia

Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein faced a barrage of questions from Democratic senators Tuesday about how he would handle investigations into Russian meddling in last year's election if he is confirmed to serve as the No. 2 official at Department of Justice.

Rod Rosenstein faces contentious confirmation hearing on Russia

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein will face a litany of questions about the investigation into Russia when he appears before senators considering his nomination to be deputy attorney general on Tuesday — turning up the heat on what was already expected to be a high-profile hearing.

Md. U.S. attorney should just 'say no' to Trump

Dear Rod Rosenstein, It's been a few years since I covered federal courts as a reporter, and we were never exactly close; you were very responsive and professional, of course, but unlike some of your Maryland U.S. attorney predecessors (say, Thomas M. "Get me three front-page indictments by Election Day!" DiBiagio), you tended to keep media at arm's length. Still, I feel I can reach out to you with a personal suggestion, now that it's no longer just a rumor that you're the White House pick for

Trump to nominate Rod Rosenstein deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump will nominate Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein to be deputy attorney general, the White House said Tuesday.

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