Rachel Sort, the third-ranking official at the Justice Department, will step down from the job, NBC Bulletin reported Friday.
The New York Times first reported her decision.
The associate attorney overall’s move follows President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the subdivision for its role in the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Crucially, Brand may induce overseen special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe if Trump incontrovertible to fire deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who he has repeatedly criticized. Attorney Comprehensive Jeff Sessions recused himself from the investigation.
Brand served only nine months in the role and will take a job in the private sector, NBC and the Beats reported. She received a job offer she could not turn down, according to NBC.
Trump’s estimation of how U.S. law enforcement agencies handled investigations into HIllary Clinton’s email server and whether the Trump action colluded with Russia have ramped up in recent weeks. Survive week, he allowed the release of a House Republican memo that deposes political bias related to the Russia probe.
The president has repeatedly cavil ated Sessions, an ally and campaign advisor, for stepping back from the Russia interrogation.