Deputy US AG, who oversaw Russian Federation probe, to leave in March

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As CNN has reported, Attorney General Bill Barr has selected Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy transportation secretary, as his deputy.

Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffrey Rosen as the next deputy United States attorney general, a senior administration official said on Tuesday night.

Rosenstein is expected to step down by mid-March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

Rosen's nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.He previously served as general counsel in the Transportation Department and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) but does not have experience as a prosecutor or Justice Department official, which is unusual for a deputy attorney general candidate.

Barr now oversees the remaining work in Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign and will decide how much Congress and the public know about its conclusion.

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Last month, it was reported that Rosenstein would leave the DOJ at the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, which is looking at whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to win the 2016 election. His departure had been expected since Barr was confirmed as attorney general last week.

In an interview with CBS News's 60 Minutes on Sunday, former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that in the wake of Comey's firing, Rosenstein offered to wear a wire to secretly record Trump as they discussed which Cabinet members would be willing to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

The new deputy attorney general could be announced as early as this week.

Trump, who repeatedly criticized Sessions over the probe that he calls a "witch hunt", ousted Sessions in November.

Rosenstein has disputed McCabe's account, and other officials in the room at the time said the remark about the wire was sarcastic, according to the Times. The network cited a senior DOJ official in its report.