Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation letter to President Trump on Monday, ending his tumultuous career at the Justice Department.
Rosenstein — who was formerly the senior Justice Department official in charge of the special counsel’s probe into Russia — offered his gratitude in the letter obtained by the Wall Street Journal.
“I am grateful to you for the opportunity to serve; for the courtesy and humor you often display in our personal conversations; and for the goals you set in your inaugural address: patriotism, unity, safety, education and prosperity,” Rosenstein wrote.
His resignation is effective May 11.
Rosenstein was, at times, a target of Trump for his oversight of Robert Mueller’s probe into whether the Trump campaign worked with Russia to interfere with the 2016 election.