Attorney who oversaw Roger Stone case resigns after Trump pulls nominationFebruary 13, 2020
The US attorney who oversaw the prosecution of Roger Stone resigned from the Treasury Department after President Trump pulled her nomination for a top post at the agency, according to a report on Thursday.
Jessie Liu, who previously ran the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, before joining the Treasury Department, filed her resignation letter late Wednesday, CNN reported.
Trump nominated Liu, 46, to serve as undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes. Her Senate confirmation was scheduled to begin on Thursday.
News that Trump withdrew her nomination came just hours after four federal prosecutors quit when the Justice Department overruled their sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump confidant Stone.
The prosecutors had been seeking a prison sentence of up to nine years, but Justice Department lawyers asked for leniency.
As the US attorney in Washington, Liu inherited many of the active cases after special counsel Robert Mueller ended his investigation into possible Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.
Stone was found guilty by a jury last November of lying to the FBI about the Russia probe and tampering with a witness.
He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 20.
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