Rachel Brand, No. 3 official at DOJ, is stepping down
10 February, 2018, 09:49 | Author: Marjorie Miles
Brand, the associate attorney general who was confirmed last May, has been a prominent Trump administration official working on the reauthorizing of section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been repeatedly criticized by Trump. A source said she was going to work as an executive at retailer Walmart.
A 2016 Justice Department memo outlines the order of succession in overseeing the investigation if Rosenstein is recused or removed before Brand is replaced, according to Buzzfeed.
She was previously President George W. Bush's assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy, which develops and implements the department's significant policy initiatives.
Rachel Brand, nominee to be Associate Attorney General, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 7, 2017.
"The men and women of the Department of Justice impress me every day", Brand said in a statement. At that event, Mr. Sessions thanked her for her "strong leadership as our third in command at the department".
The White House said last week that Trump has no plans to fire Rosenstein.
The daughter and granddaughter of Dutch dairy farmers in Iowa, Brand has been praised for her deep knowledge of the Justice Department.
"She felt this was an opportunity she couldn't turn down", Gorelick told the Associated Press.
Trump's criticism of how USA law enforcement agencies handled investigations into HIllary Clinton's email server and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation have ramped up in recent weeks.
Before her confirmation in May, she served for five years on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an appointee of President Obama.
Brand's responsibilities at the DOJ included the department's civil rights and antitrust divisions, according to the Times.
When asked if he was considering firing Rosenstein after the memo's release last Friday, Trump said, "You figure that one out".
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Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas terming Modi's visit as "historic" sought India's intervention to resolve conflict with Israel. He said he will also be addressing the 6th edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai , where India is the guest country.
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Trial opens for Paris attack suspect
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US markets on rebound as Europe, Asia stocks tumble
Trading was choppy in the early going Tuesday, likely to be one of the most watched days on the markets in years. Kljunich said numerous factors could contribute to fear in the marketplace, including rising interest rates.