Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday afternoon, capping roughly two years at the Justice Department.
In a statement, Attorney General William Barr praised Rosenstein for serving the Justice Department “with dedication and distinction” and described Rosenstein’s devotion to the department and its employees as “unparalleled.”
His departure ends a nearly two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The departure had been expected since the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general.
Rosenstein intended to leave in mid-March but stayed on a little longer for the completion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Mueller submitted his report to the Justice Department last month. Rosenstein and Barr concluded that Trump did not obstruct justice.
His last day at the Justice Department will be May 11, according to the letter.