The rose emerged late in the evening after lengthy criticism from lawmakers and former officials about the lack of public confidence from the top federal police authorities in the wake of the shocking attack on the Capitol last Wednesday.
Acting U.S. Attorney in Washington Michael Sherwin and the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, held a briefing on camera for journalists for the first time Tuesday. They and / or their deputies held two telephone briefings with journalists after the Capitol uprising last week, but posting their comments was not allowed.
Rosen – who became the DOJ’s No. 2 official in 2019 – took over the leadership of the Department of Justice just before Christmas following the resignation of Attorney General William Barr.