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File – In this Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, then Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen speaks during a press conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign as President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Wednesday that Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. (Olivier Douliery/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office.

The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday.

Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary.

Rosen has kept a low profile since he assumed the top job at the Justice Department. He has not held a press conference or addressed the press corps since he took the role, even after a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He has only released pre-recorded videos discussing the matter and issued statements.

Longtime Justice Department official Monty Wilkinson is expected to assume the role of acting attorney general while Judge Merrick Garland awaits confirmation by the Senate.

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