President Donald Trump has announced an outstanding choice to be the new Deputy Attorney General in Jeffery Rosen. Despite more #fakenews about former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein being forced out, Rosenstein has always said he would step down upon the swearing in of a new Attorney General. Furthermore the Department of Justice has clearly stated the so-called 25th Amendment talk and Rosenstein was more fake news. As the Department of Justice points out Rosenstein "was not in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment" and denied the allegations.
We bring this up because it will be an effort to detract from the real story. Rosenstein’s planned departure should in no way detract from the outstanding nomination of Jeffery Rosen. Rosen has outstanding qualifications:
Jeffrey A. Rosen is the 21st Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In this role, he acts as the Department’s Chief Operating Officer and advises and assists the Secretary in leading the Department's Operating Administrations and more than 50,000 employees.
Mr. Rosen was previously appointed as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2006 to 2009) and as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation (2003 to 2006).
Mr. Rosen understands the role of the Executive Branch as he made clear during his confirmation hearings for Deputy Secretary.
During his Senate confirmation hearing to join the Transportation Department in 2017, Rosen said government agencies should “implement the law” as Congress has written it.
“I have a somewhat simple view, that if Congress has written the law then the [government] agencies should implement the law,” Rosen said.
Attorney General William Barr welcomed him aboard.
"Jeffrey Rosen is a distinguished lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government and the private sector," Attorney General William Barr said in a statement. "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."
RNLA congratulates the President on an excellent choice. RNLA Co-Chair Joanne Young speaks for all of the RNLA when she says:
Jeff Rosen is an outstanding choice for Deputy Attorney General of the Justice Department. His long and distinguished litigation record in private practice with Kirkland & Ellis, coupled with his service as General Counsel to both the OMB and the Department of Transportation, where he currently is responsible as Deputy Secretary for implementing the Department’s safety and technological priorities, make him an excellent choice to restore ethical leadership and the rule of law to our Justice Department.