Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave the Department of Justice next month.
Reports surfaced Monday and Tuesday suggesting Rosenstein is likely to step down by mid-March.
According to officials, the DOJ could announce his replacement as early as this week.
Attorney General William Barr has reportedly chosen Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen to be his replacement.
Originally, Rosenstein was expected to leave the DOJ shortly after Attorney General William Barr was confirmed.
This announcement comes just days after former DOJ official Andrew McCabe said during a “60 Minutes” interview Rosenstein offered to wear a wire to secretly record President Trump.
According to McCabe, there were also discussions of invoking the 25th amendment to impeach the president.
President Trump weighed in on the bombshell interview, accusing both McCabe and Rosenstein of treason.