April 26, 2017 – Rod Rosenstein is sworn in as the new Deputy Attorney General

In Email Timeline Post-Election 2016, Email/Dossier Investigations by Katie Weddington

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein is sworn in at the Department of Justice by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, April 26, 2017.

“On April 26, 2017, Rosenstein found himself appointed as the new Deputy Attorney General. He was placed into a somewhat chaotic situation as Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from the ongoing Russia investigation a little less than two months earlier on March 2, 2017. This effectively meant that no one in the Trump Administration had any oversight into the ongoing investigation being conducted by the FBI and the DOJ.

Additionally, the FBI’s leadership by then-Director Comey was increasingly coming under question as the result of actions taken leading up to and following the election, particularly Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.” (The Epoch Times, 10/11/2018)  (Archive)