Prosecutor Rod Rosenstein, who interviewed First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Kenenth Starr-led impeachment investigation, is set to be the new U.S. Attorney for Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reports. The Sun calls his participation in the high-profile Clinton case as “a remarkable feat for a junior lawyer,” then 33.
“Rod is probably the best trial lawyer I’ve ever seen in a courtroom,” said Maury Epner, who served with him in the U.S. attorney’s office in Greenbelt, Md., in the late 1990s. The unknown factor is what kind of priorities Rosenstein would set for the office of 70 prosecutors trying cases affecting every corner of the state. He would inherit an office shaking off the stormy tenure of Thomas DiBiagio, who resigned after he wrote a widely criticized memo pushing his prosecutors for three “front page” indictments.