Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is no longer overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling — following the resignation of Jeff Sessions.
The New York Post reports:
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will now oversee the investigation, a Justice Department spokeswoman said.
“The Acting Attorney General is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” said spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores.
In a 2017 opinion piece, Whitaker called for Mueller to “limit the scope of his investigation.”
The investigation was being managed by Rosenstein because Sessions had recused himself.