President Trump is making a shift in the Justice Department. He is nominating Jeffrey Rosen as the new Attorney General. The nomination comes just in time for the current Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, to step down by the middle of March.
- Jeffrey Rosen, a graduate of Harvard Law school, is currently the deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He has 35 years of experience combined through the private sector and in high levels of the government.
- Some of Rosen’s experience includes counsel for the Transportation Department from 2003-2006 and general counsel and senior policy advisor for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), from 2006-2009.
- Rosen has been nominated by the president but needs this nomination confirmed by the United States Senate. In the past, Rosen has contributed money to Republican candidates, although Trump was not one of the candidates that received a donation from him.
- Attorney General William Barr supports the president on his nomination choice by stating, “His (Rosen) years of outstanding legal and management experience make him an excellent choice to succeed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has served the Department of Justice over many years with dedication and distinction.” Barr previously worked with Rosen at Kirkland and Ellis Law Firm.
- If Rosen gets confirmation form the U.S. Senate, he will oversee the everyday management of the Justice Department and be a very good strong hold for the President. Trump has confidence in Rosen and his previous experience. He will be a fresh start for the Justice Department, which is just what President Trump is looking for.