In daylong testimony, former special counsel says a sitting president cannot be indicted.
Rosenstein's departure, effective May 11, was not a surprise. He had been expected to step down in March, and Trump has already nominated Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to replace him.
Party leaders have cautioned against impeachment just 18 months before the November 2020 presidential election.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to Congress and the public.
Trump frequently attempted to use staff and associates to deliver messages. But frequently, his attempts to send messages via a third party were ignored.
Democrats, who hold a seven-seat majority on the 41-member Judiciary Committee, fear that Barr could use redactions to suppress evidence of potential misconduct by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Barr issued a summary of Mueller's findings to Congress on March 24, saying the special counsel found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
"What I was really targeted for by the Mueller team and these individuals has nothing to with Russia, it has to do with my work in Israel," he told Army Radio.
"Everyone will soon be able to read it on their own," Barr wrote in a letter to top Democrats and Republicans on the Senate and House Judiciary committees.