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Trump nominates deputy transportation secretary as deputy attorney general

Posted: 9:21 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 22:21:54-05

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be the new deputy attorney general, the White House announced in a news release Tuesday.

Rosen was previously a senior partner at Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he worked for nearly 30 years, according to the White House. He served as general counsel at the Transportation Department and in the Office of Management and Budget in the administration of President George W. Bush.

CNN reported last week that Rosen, who was confirmed by the Senate in 2017, had emerged as the top contender for the job.