“Rosenstein has communicated to President Donald Trump and White House officials his plan to depart the administration around the time William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, would take office following a Senate confirmation.” ABC News: Rod Rosenstein expected to depart DOJ in coming weeks if new attorney general confirmed.

+ “The biggest news was that a poorly redacted court filing from Paul Manafort revealed new details about what special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating — including that Manafort had shared polling data related to Trump’s presidential campaign with an associate tied to Russian intelligence.” The past 24 hours in Trump-Russia news, explained.