Rosenstein on Barr in Time 100: 'The rule of law is secure'

Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinTrump denies ordering McGahn to oust Mueller Poll: Majority says Barr's summary of Mueller report was 'largely accurate' Heavy lapses in judgment are politicizing the justice system MORE penned a glowing write-up on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrSessions: It's time to accept the results of the Mueller report and move on George Conway lashes out at 'Deranged Donald' on Twitter The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' MORE, who was named to Time magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People" list.

"He knows the history, he understands the issues, he respects the employees, and he will defend the principles," Rosenstein wrote of his boss in the profile published on Wednesday. "With Bill Barr at the helm, the rule of law is secure." 

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Rosenstein mentioned Barr's previous tenure as attorney general from 1991-1993 as enhancing his "reputation in the private sector."

"He earned widespread respect for his integrity and professionalism, and he enhanced that reputation in the private sector," he wrote of Barr's first tenure as attorney general. 

Barr has made headlines in recent weeks for his four-page synopsis of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's report. Barr said that the report on the nearly two-year probe found no evidence of collusion between Russia and President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE's 2016 campaign and not enough evidence to pursue an obstruction of justice charge against Trump. A redacted version of the full Mueller report is expected to be released Thursday. 

Mueller and Trump were also on Time's list, which has been published annually for 15 years.

Rosenstein has worked for the Justice Department for almost 30 years and is expected to leave the department soon.