November 06, 2017

Deputy Attorney General outlines Justice Department priorities

Deputy Attorney General  Rod Rosenstein says combatting terrorism is a top priority. He also shares the other priorities of the Department of Justice, including the rise in violent homicides and drug overdose deaths tied to the opioid crisis in American cities. Rosenstein notes that counter to what many people read in “the news,” the Trump administration is on pace to nominate and fill U.S. attorney vacancies faster than previous administrations. 

Rosenstein spoke at the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute on Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.