by Barbara McQuade, Professor from Practice, University of Michigan Law School, and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan
The assault on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should alarm all of us. In an opinion piece yesterday, Rich Lowry calls for Rosenstein’s firing. Rod Rosenstein Jumps the Shark, May 2, 2018.
Rosenstein has been an admirable defender of the rule of law as President Trump has tried to turn the Department of Justice into his personal law firm.
Because of the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Rosenstein has been serving as the acting Attorney General for the Russia probe. Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller special counsel and continues to supervise his investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign to interfere in the presidential election.