Trump to Nominate Md., DC Attorneys to Justice Dept. Positions

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President Donald J. Trump said he will nominate Maryland's U.S. Attorney to be deputy attorney general and a D.C. lawyer to be an assistant attorney general.

The White House said in a news release late Tuesday that Trump will nominate Rod J. Rosenstein to the post.

Rosenstein, a Republican, is the longest-serving U.S. attorney in the country. He was appointed Maryland's top federal prosecutor by President George W. Bush in 2005. The Senate voted unanimously to confirm him.

Rosenstein, 52, is a graduate of Wharton and Harvard Law School. He prosecuted gang members, inmates and corrections officers who ran a smuggling operation at the now-closed Baltimore City Detention Center.

Steven Andrew Engle, of Washington, D.C., will be nominated for a position as an assistant attorney general. Engle is a partner at Dechert LLP.

The White House also announced that Trump will nominate Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be associate attorney general.

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