Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Justice Department sometime after the incoming attorney general is confirmed.
A report surfaced Wednesday suggesting Rosenstein would leave his post if President Trump’s nominee, William Barr, is confirmed.
Rosenstein has reportedly notified the White House of his decision and is not being forced from the department.
According to previous reports, he was only going to leave the Department of Justice after he felt the Russian collusion investigation was near completion, and there would be a smooth transition for his successor.
Rosenstein has been in charge of overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion following Jeff Sessions’ recusal in 2017.
Confirmation hearings for Barr are set to begin January 15.