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Trump Ends Ex-DOJ Official's Bid for Treasury Post

Former U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu, dressed in red, speaks during a news conference.
Former United States Attorney Jessie Liu speaks during a news conference. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 February 2020 08:23 AM

A former U.S attorney is no longer in the running for a position within the Treasury Department, according to a new report.

Axios reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump is pulling his nomination of Jessie Liu to be the undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes at the Treasury Department.

Liu began a stint as the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia in September 2017, a job that had her overseeing several cases related to Trump and the Russia investigation, including those pertaining to Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort, Axios noted.

Trump nominated Liu for the Treasury post in December, and she left her job at the Department of Justice in January as she prepared for her confirmation. According to Axios, Trump himself ordered that her nomination be pulled.

The move came on the same day that Attorney General William Barr intervened in the Stone case, saying the original recommendation of 7-9 years in prison for the longtime political operative went too far. Trump also criticized the sentencing recommendation.

Democrats now want answers over the DOJ's intervention in the case, wondering whether politics are at play.

Four prosecutors who worked on the Stone case quit the case on Tuesday after Barr got involved with it.

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