A Department of Justice official says Rod Rosenstein is planning to stay put as Deputy Attorney General “a little longer” than anticipated.
He had originally planned to leave in mid-march, but he reportedly decided against it after consulting with Attorney General William Barr.
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russia investigation since former Attorney General Jeff sessions recused himself from it.
He signaled he would leave his post when Robert Mueller completed his work or when he was satisfied the probe would be protected.
Rosenstein has yet to give the white house two weeks’ notice of his resignation.