Chuck Rosenberg, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will resign at the end of the week, according to law enforcement officials.
According to a report today by the New York Times, Rosenberg plans to retire as he’s become convinced that President Trump has little respect for the law. Rosenberg, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015, has twice served as chief of staff to the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, who was fired by Trump in May.
Rosenberg’s exit doesn’t come as much surprise; In late July he reportedly told the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein that he did not want to be considered as the permanent administrator of the DEA.
Earlier today Rosenberg sent a letter to DEA employees stating, “The neighborhoods in which we live are better for your commitment to the rule of law, dedication to the cause of justice and perseverance in the face of adversity. You will continue to do great things. I will continue to root for you, now from the sidelines.”
It’s unclear who will be appointed by President Trump to replace Mr. Rosenberg.