Skip to comments.No. 3 Official at the Justice Department Is Stepping Down (After only 9 months)
Posted on 02/09/2018 2:33:21 PM PST by Bigtigermike
WASHINGTON Rachel L. Brand, the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, plans to step down after nine months on the job as the countrys top law enforcement agency has been under attack by President Trump, according to two people briefed on her decision.
Ms. Brands profile had risen in part because she is next in the line of succession behind the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing the special counsels inquiry into Russian influence in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump, who has called the investigation a witch hunt, has considered firing Mr. Rosenstein.
Such a move could have put her in charge of the special counsel and, by extension, left her in the cross hairs of the president.
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Sure looks like it.
A pre-emptive, self-executing Saturday Night Massacre?
Q: Who doesn’t want their professional profile to rise?
A: Someone with something to hide.
No, Trump is just vindictive and mean.
3rd this week.
Who is next in line to serve in the Deputy AG role in an interim capacity if Rosenstein steps down?
I suspect she may be bailing out because the entire DOJ is riddled with conflicts of interest from Rosenstein on down.
> Swamp starting to drain itself? <
I don’t think so. She was appointed by Trump. I would hope that Trump would not appoint a swamp creature. But who knows?
Someone said she worked for Mueller a while back
Interesting. I thought she was one of the “good guys”.
Nine months in her current position. Long time employee.
i agree...everyone at Freep was overjoyed about her potentially taking the place of Rosenstein when there were rumors he would have to step down due to a conflict of interest...isn’t she a Ted Cruz bot or something?
All these lady lawyers look the same.
Gotta love the NYT.
I was under the impression that maybe Trump attacked the integrity of this woman, so she resigned.
Newp, she is resigning for no apparent reason even though she is a member of the "top law enforcement agency" in the country.
How many people out there are falling for this steaming pile of bull$hit any more?
How many people with impeccable reputations, high salaries, and universally respected, simply "step down" over NOTHING?
Methinks the media doth protest too much.
This woman is up to her ears in corruption.
I think you may be right. She saw what a mess the DOJ was and washed her hands of it.
Self Deporting ??? ;-)
She was appointed by Obama to serve the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and came down on the wrong side of the law in the Board's assessment of the NSA's activities under the Patriot Act.
The Board recommended terminating the covert NSA surveillance. She dissented.
The FISA bombshell is going to have a lot of these people running for the exits. They know damn well that anyone who supported a surveillance program that was abused by the Obama administration is going to be anathema in the Trump administration and may even be a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
What would Our Sarah say?
Everyone is taking a hike so they can take the 5th.
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