President Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Jeffrey Rosen, the current deputy Transportation secretary, to be the next deputy attorney general.
If confirmed, Rosen would replace Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling.
Rosenstein plans to leave the Department of Justice next month, according to the Washington Post.
Bloomberg News reported Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr, who was confirmed last week, chose Rosen as his deputy.
Source: Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ