While a timetable for his departure is not set in stone, Barr could be confirmed as soon as the beginning of February.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has no concrete plans to depart and will stay on to help with the transition, said the person who asked not to be named.
Rosenstein, who oversaw the Russian Federation probe because of the recusal of Jeff Sessions, has had several close calls during his tenure, which began on April 25, 2017 after his Senate confirmation.
In May 2017, shortly after the president dumped Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, Rosenstein appointed Mueller to take over the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties between Russians and Trump associates.
If confirmed, Barr would be in charge of Mueller, unless he too recused himself. Rosenstein is a key figure in the investigation into possible collusion and conspiracy between Russian Federation intelligence officials and the Trump campaign led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Speculation of Rosenstein's departure mounted after the firing of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in November.
"Certainly, I don't think there's any willingness by the president or the White House to push him out", Sanders told Fox News in an interview.
Rosenstein's job status has appeared tenuous at times, most notably in September, when he showed up at the White House expecting to be fired over news reports that he had discussed secretly recording the president.
At a news conference in December, Rosenstein said that Mueller's investigation would be "handled appropriately" no matter who is overseeing it. But Trump opted not to replace him.
He is improving and I am very happy with him. "I don't know the [injury] situation of Loftus-Cheek, if it is serious or not". Sarri said Hudson-Odoi had a "very great future here with the national team and with Chelsea ".
Apparently, Nasukawa was flattered that McGregor wanted to fight him. "Yours sincerely The champ champ", he Tweeted. Yet another superfighter is interested in facing Tenshin Nasukawa, 20, of Tokyo, Japan.
Shares have risen on expectations that trade talks this week between the United States and China will ease the trade war. In fact, the continuous low price of oil is depicting a weaker economy of the world and the surging U.S. production.
When asked if he is hosting the Oscars this year, he simply said , "No" and that it's too late to prepare. Hart on going over his past remarks: "I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets.
He set tournament marks with the lowest closing round by a victor and the largest 18-hole comeback (five shots). It's the seventh time that same fate has awaited Woodland, and he admitted it wasn't an easy pill to swallow.
More than 38 million Americans who rely on food stamps could see them reduced should the shutdown continue into next month. It also had a mandatory employment verification system to ensure all USA employees are authorized to work in the country.
The actress joined her hubby for New Year celebrations and was cheering him and Team India during the test series in Australia. The happiness on Virat's face is quite evident in the latest pics that have circulated on the internet after the big win.
When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found carriages from both trains tilting half off the track. At around lunchtime she confirmed that there were two or three people still trapped inside the trains.
The latest allegations further detail how Manafort's work on the campaign intersected with his past global work with Kilimnik. While the redactions don't specifically mention the Trump campaign by name, they do mention the "2016 presidential campaign".
Wall Street boosted by optimism over US-China trade talks
Leading shares indices across Asia and Europe rose as brief but positive statements appeared to encourage investors. On Monday, Chinese importers made another large purchase of United States soybeans, their third in the past month.
Wolves thump Liverpool in FA Cup
Liverpool resume their bid for the Premier League title with an away clash against Brighton this weekend. Tottenham host Manchester United, while Manchester City take on Wolves on the Monday Night Football.
Bayern confirm Pavard deal
Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich in the summer after agreeing a five-year deal with the Bundesliga champions. Pavard joined Stuttgart from Lille in 2016, helping the side to win promotion back to the Bundesliga .
Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World
The Ghanaian passport has been ranked 77th strongest in a world ranking of passports which was dominated by Asian countries. Nigeria was 94 in 2018 but has risen by three spots as its passport can take its holder into 47 countries without a visa.
Fiji Water Girl: 'I've been photobombing since I was a kid'
And not only did she photobomb Hollywood's finest, but she also stared down the camera lens with her sultry gaze and outposed. Cuthbert appeared to enjoy herself at the Golden Globes , as she shared a photo of herself on the red carpet on Instagram .
Acer's New Gaming Laptop Comes With a Crazy Hinge
If you're after something a little more realistic, the company also unveiled the more traditional-looking Predator Triton 500 . It also offers gamers "multiple gaming scenarios and better ergonomics", according to Acer marketing manager Belinda Marais.
Flu activity begins to spike across country
According to the hospital's press release, the ban will take effect on Wednesday and last "for the remainder of this flu season". So far in North Carolina, there have been 10 flu-related deaths this flu season. "It's a different season, different profile".
Egypt’s Salah retains African Footballer of the Year Award
Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also made the three-man shortlist for the award. The Super Falcons won the first award of the night; as they were voted as the Best National Women Team for the Year.
TESS Finds A New Planet In A Stellar Habitable Zone
Those planets tear around their stars much more quickly than HD 21749b , completing orbits at 6.3 days and a meagre 11 hours. The Trappist-1 star system, which hosts a record seven Earth-like planets, was one of the biggest discoveries of 2017.
Local leader of German far-right party attacked, wounded
The AfD's entry into parliament in September 2017 with 13 percent of the vote unleashed a political natural disaster in Germany. The mayor was known for voluntarily taking in more asylum-seekers than the small town was obliged to do so by authorities.