Hundreds gather at ceremony to bid farewell to Rosenstein

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered Thursday to send off Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, capping a tenure marked by a tumultuous relationship with President Donald Trump.
Attorney General William Barr and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions were among the speakers, praising Rosenstein’s dedication to a difficult job. Rosenstein’s tenure as the department’s No. 2 coincided with some of the most consequential moments of the president’s term, including the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey and the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller.
And the ceremony itself comes at a turbulent time for the Justice Department. Scores of Democrats have called for Barr’s resignation and the House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to hold him in contempt after he refused to comply with a subpoena for a full un-redacted version of Mueller’s report and underlying investigative documents...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.