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AP source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks

AP  |  Washington 

Deputy is expected to leave his position soon after is confirmed as

That's according to a person familiar with the plans who wasn't authorized to discuss them publicly and spoke to on condition of anonymity.

Barr has a confirmation hearing before the Senate next week and could be confirmed within weeks.

had been overseeing the day-to-day operations of Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and contacts with the Trump campaign.

Once confirmed, Barr would assume oversight of the probe.

The person familiar with the plans said there was no specific date for Rosenstein's departure. It is common for attorneys general and other Cabinet secretaries to have their own deputies.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 18:25 IST