By Allan Lengel
Another key figure in the Department of Justice is leaving.
Scott Schools, the senior-most career attorney and a top aide to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, will step down to take a job in the private sector, the department announced this week, according to Business Insider.
Schools is Rosenstein’s main adviser. Before Rosenstein, he was an aide to former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates. Schools is regularly briefed on the Mueller probe.
The article doesn’t provide a reason for the departure beyond taking a job in the private sector.
But it can’t be easy working in today’s Justice Department under the Trump administration.