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Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Justice official quits amid Trump attacks

Panuccio replaces Rachel Brand, who stepped down unexpectedly to take what she called her "dream job".

Her apparent upcoming departure could potentially change the course of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian tampering and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her "a lawyer's lawyer".

Brand was confirmed by the Senate on May 22 following a Judiciary Committee hearing alongside Rosenstein.

"We are fortunate to have a leader of Rachel Brand's stature join the company", said McMillon.

White House counsel Donald McGahn said: "Although the President is inclined to declassify the February 5th Memorandum, because the Memorandum contains numerous properly classified and especially sensitive passages, he is unable to do so at this time". That left Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein overseeing Mueller's investigation, and Trump and GOP allies have attacked Rosenstein at times. That job would now fall to Solicitor General Noel Francisco.

Trump has also publicly attacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is a component of the Justice Department.

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The Associated Press said Brand is leaving to take a "top legal job at Walmart", citing a friend and former colleague.

The New York Times first reported her resignation Friday afternoon.

But her departure raises the possibility that her role could be filled by a Trump partisan who may end up playing an essential role in the Russian Federation investigation. She supervised the department's civil, antitrust and environmental divisions, among others. "She will always remain part of the Department of Justice family".

3 official at the Justice Department, is leaving to become head of global corporate governance at Walmart Inc., it was announced late Friday.

She had recently pushed Congress to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program that gives the United States government authority to spy on foreigners located outside the country.

Outside of government, she served as an Associate Professor of law at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School, an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School and a private-practice lawyer in Washington, D.C. Brand earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota-Morris.

With the vote to release the Democrats' counter-memo approaching, Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter against Mr Schiff, who has been a highly visible critic, saying he "Must be stopped!"

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