Rod Rosenstein is no longer overseeing Robert Mueller's probe — and the new acting AG is: report
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks to the 2018 State of the Net conference. (Image via Internet Education Foundation/Creative Commons.)

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is no longer overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.


"Acting Attorney General [Matthew Whitaker] is in charge of all matters under the purview of the Department of Justice,” spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told the New York Post. Raw Story has reached out to the DOJ for comment.

The move comes after Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he was replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Whitaker, Sessions' former chief of staff who was rumored to be the president's pick to replace Rosenstein.