Brand previously served as principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, appointed by President George W. Bush.
Rachel Brand, the Justice Department official in the pipeline to potentially assume oversight of the Mueller investigation, is expected to step down after just nine months on the job, according to a report. The official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has been repeatedly criticized by Trump.
Rosenstein now oversees Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and the Russian government, and Trump has flouted the possibility of firing him.
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She said that, as well as an global probe, there needs to be a referral to the worldwide Criminal Court. Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbors dig a grave.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently praised Brand and his second-in-command, Rod Rosenstein, before the Devin Nunes memo was released on Friday. Neither Brand nor a Justice Department spokesperson could be immediately reached for comment.
In her current job, she reports directly to Mr. Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
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Weather service meteorologist Trent Frey says the forecast is for up to nine inches of snow in Detroit through late Friday . The Illinois Department of Transportation also has deployed about 370 plows in the Chicago area to clear local expressways.
Last week, with Trump serving up new rebukes of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to the release of a classified Republican memo alleging abuses of government surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide, Sessions singled out Brand at a Justice conference.
A political appointee, Brand had left private practice to join the Trump administration, but had worked in political positions under prior administrations.
In the position, she oversaw the department's efforts on civil and civil rights matters as well as the antitrust, tax and environment and natural resources divisions.
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A man holds a child after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria on Wednesday. Nauert said the U.S.is "extremely concerned" about the growing violence in eastern Ghouta, as well as in Idlib.