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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on President Donald J. Trump’s Intent to Nominate Jeffrey A. Rosen As Deputy Attorney General of the United States

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:

"Jeffrey Rosen is a distinguished lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government and the private sector," said Attorney General William P. Barr. "As an attorney, he has more than 35 years’ experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts across the country, including as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. He supervised more than 400 attorneys while serving as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation and also served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Management and Budget. He currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, where he leads 50,000 employees.  His 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.”

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Updated February 19, 2019