People For the American Way

PFAW Statement on Potential Rosenstein Departure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2018

Contact: Derrick Crowe at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202.467.2386

Washington, D.C.—According to media reports, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is traveling to the White House today to discuss his departure from the Department of Justice. The move comes after months of attacks by Trump on the DOJ and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election led by Robert Mueller, which Rosenstein oversees. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump, his family, and his campaign must be protected, and any replacement for Rosenstein must commit to doing so. While we do not yet know the full resolution of Rosenstein’s reported meeting with the White House today, Congress must demand guarantees that the investigation will be protected by whoever takes over following Rosenstein’s departure.”