Rod Rosenstein was hired by Robert Mueller in 1990 as Justice Dept. lawyer
Above, Rod Rosenstein is pictured sitting on the couch, the last one to the right. Former Special Prosecutor, Ken Starr, is wearing glasses. He is standing, first one to the left. Standing next to Starr is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was recently confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Others are unidentified.
Rod Rosenstein is the longest serving U.S. Attorney in the Justice Department.
Robert Mueller hired Rosenstein in 1990 as a public corruption prosecutor in the Justice Department.
Rosenstein has been there ever since. It is in his statement to the Senate last year:
Rosenstein was first nominated by President George H.W. Bush and every President since.
U.S. Attorneys are political appointees. They serve at the pleasure of each President. Some Presidents fire them all and replace them with their own people. They must be confirmed by the Senate.
While attending Harvard Law School, Rosenstein interned for Robert Mueller.
At the time, Mueller was a U.S. Attorney in charge of the Justice Department’s Office in the District of Massachusetts. The Justice Department prosecutes federal crimes.
Special Prosecutor Ken Starr hired Rosenstein to investigate alleged crimes involving President Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Rosenstein started working for Starr in 1995 and served for two years.
No charges were filed against the Clintons.
It did result, however, in President Clinton’s impeachment.
The Senate confirmed Rosenstein on April 25th, 2017 as Deputy Attorney General. It is the second highest ranking position in the Justice Department.
Dr. Nancy Messonnier is Rod Rosenstein’s sister. She is Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ken Starr assigned Brett Kavanaugh as lead investigator into the death of Vince Foster.
Foster was a former law firm partner with Hillary Clinton.
No charges were filed.
It was ruled a suicide. Foster was found with two bullet holes in the back of his head.
Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General