Rosen’s nightly surfacing came after lengthy criticism from lawmakers and former officials about the lack of public safety among federal law enforcement officials following the shocking attack on the Capitol last Wednesday.
Acting US attorney in Washington, Michael Sherwin, and head of the FBI’s Washington field office, Steven D’Antuono, hosted an on-camera briefing for reporters for the first time on Tuesday. They and / or their proxies held two telephone meetings with journalists after the Capitol uprising last week, but they were not allowed to broadcast their statements.
Rosen’s statement, posted on YouTube early Wednesday, has already been taped. No questions were asked. The video was released when President Donald Trump was suspended from the same platform for a week for violating the rules on Google’s website.
Rosen, who became DOJ’s No. 2 officer in 2019, took over the helm of the Justice Department shortly before Christmas following the resignation of Attorney General William Barr.