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Senate confirms Trump official as Justice Department deputy

AP  |  Washington 

The has voted to confirm as deputy attorney general, at the Justice Department.

The vote was 52-45.

replaces Rod Rosenstein, who left the department last week. Rosentein appointed and had overseen his investigation.

Rosenstein's departure was expected after became this year.

was a longtime litigator who served as secretary in the

Democrats raised questions about Rosen's lack of criminal experience.

Rosen has pointed to his management experience at the Department and said he was the with an USD 80 billion-plus budget.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 00:45 IST