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WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump plans to
nominate Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Maryland, for the
job of deputy attorney general, according to a source familiar
with the matter.
If confirmed in the No. 2 spot at the Justice Department,
Rosenstein would be in charge of any investigation into Hillary
Clinton, after Trump’s choice for attorney general, Senator Jeff
Sessions, said during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that
he would recuse himself from any Clinton-related matters.
Clinton, the Democratic candidate who lost the presidential
election to Republican Trump, was the subject of a federal
investigation into her use of a private email server while
Secretary of State that ended without any charges being filed.
Rosenstein was appointed to his current post by Republican
President George W. Bush in 2005, and remained there during the
administration of Democratic President Barack Obama.
The Trump transition team did not immediately respond to a
request for comment.
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