Top DOJ Lawyer Leaves Post to Work For Walmart (Audio)


Top DOJ Lawyer Leaves Post to Work For Walmart (Audio)

Brand would have taken over for Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he were removed or stepped back from oversight of the Russia probe. Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand and Rosenstein participate in a summit to discuss efforts to

Brand would have taken over for Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he were removed or stepped back from oversight of the Russia probe. Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand and Rosenstein participate in a summit to discuss efforts to

News reported, citing unnamed sources close to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, that Brand was also frustrated by continuing vacancies at the Justice Department.

The possibility of Brand being thrust into the Russian Federation investigation increased in recent weeks as Rosenstein came under political attack from Republicans for supporting the renewal of a surveillance warrant on a former Trump campaign adviser.

Since Brand was next in line to oversee the widening special investigation, she became increasingly anxious when President Trump began publicly criticizing the DOJ's second in command, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"I know the entire Department of Justice will miss her, but we join together in congratulating her on this new opportunity in the private sector", Sessions said.

She has accepted a position as 's executive vice president of global governance and corporate secretary, in which she will report directly to the company's President and CEO.

"We have strengthened our governance capabilities and Rachel will help us continue on that journey", McMillon said Friday.

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Jesse Panuccio, who has been the principal deputy associate attorney general under Brand, will likely temporarily take her spot. But because officials in "acting" capacities do not count in the Justice Department order of succession, it's unclear if Panuccio would have the authority to fire Mueller. Because one of those officials is "acting", only Robert Higdon, the US attorney in North Carolina, and Erin Cox, the USA attorney in Texas, would be eligible. They are both Trump appointees. As the Justice Department's #3 official, Ms. Brand admirably led the litigating divisions on the civil side of the department.