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Former U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has reportedly resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top job in the agency was withdrawn.
An administration official told CNN that Liu submitted her resignation to the Treasury Department, effective Wednesday evening. She had gone to the department with the intention of serving as Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a Senate-confirmed position, but that opportunity was no longer available after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden assures supporters the primary is still 'wide open' in lengthy phone call: report Warren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment' MORE withdrew her nomination.
Liu had previously headed the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., inheriting many cases stemming from former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout Warren renews call for Barr to resign over Roger Stone sentencing MORE’s Russia investigation, including those against Trump associate Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneWarren: We are watching a descent into authoritarianism Collins: Trump 'angered by impeachment' Hillicon Valley: Facebook suspends misinformation networks targeting US | Lawmakers grill census officials on cybersecurity | Trump signs order to protect GPS | Dem senators propose federal facial recognition moratorium MORE and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBull meets china shop: Roger Stone controversy follows a familiar pattern The Hill's Morning Report - Sanders repeats with NH primary win, but with narrower victory Strzok-Page play 'FBI Lovebirds: UnderCovers' to be performed at CPAC MORE, a frequent Trump foil.
Trump officially withdrew her nomination for the Treasury Department job on Wednesday, raising concerns from Democrats that he was punishing her as political retaliation for investigating his allies.
A person familiar with the matter told CNN that the president was frustrated that Liu did not get more directly involved in the politically charged cases.
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