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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Announces Edward O’Callaghan as Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General:Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein today announced that Edward O’Callaghan will serve as the Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.

O’Callaghan, who has been serving as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division, will replace Robert Hur, who is succeeding Rosenstein as the United States Attorney in the District of Maryland.

“Edward O’Callaghan has served the Department of Justice with distinction, excelling as a prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and most recently as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the National Security Division.

His experiences in a variety of roles throughout the Department will be invaluable as we work to protect our national security, reduce violent crime, and promote the rule of law,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.

“I also want to thank Robert Hur for serving as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General. His counsel was invaluable over the past ten months and I look forward to seeing him thrive as the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.”

Prior to his appointment as Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, O’Callaghan most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division, where he assisted the Assistant Attorney General in the administration of all units and components in the National Security Division, most notably in the Counterterrorism Section, the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, the Office of Intelligence, the Office of Law & Policy, the Foreign Investment Review Staff, and the Office of Justice for the Victims of Overseas Terrorism.

While awaiting the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General John Demers, O’Callaghan served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

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