Her resignation comes at a moment of intense political scrutiny for the department, including some harsh criticism from President Trump.
Brand, who became associate attorney general in May, has kept a relatively low profile and, unlike other top officials, has not been personally targeted by Trump.
In an op-ed in The Washington Post previous year, Ms. Brand argued that the law "has been valuable and effective in protecting the nation's security" and that law enforcement officers would be "at risk" without it. Congress voted to extend that law, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, last month.
No immediate reason for Brand's and her assistant, Currie Gunn, decision to leave was forthcoming.
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand is leaving the DOJ for the top legal job at Walmart, a press release on the department's website confirmed Friday.
"The men and women of the Department of Justice impress me every day", Brand said in a statement. Trump has flouted the possibility of firing him and, if he does, Brand would take over responsibility for Mueller's expanding probe.
But her departure raises the possibility that her role could be filled by a Trump partisan who may end up playing an essential role in the Russian Federation investigation.
'She felt this was an opportunity she couldn't turn down, ' Gorelick told the Associated Press.
Trump has ramped up his criticism of the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in recent weeks, demanding that officials face consequences for the "disgrace" they've supposedly caused.
More recently, the Washington Post reported Trump had seen a controversial memo written by House Republicans based on classified material as a vehicle he could use to fire Rosenstein.
Brand's responsibilities at the DOJ included the department's civil rights and antitrust divisions, according to the Times. Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI who received some of the fiercest of Trump's attacks, was reportedly pushed out of the bureau last week.
Lue started the second quarter with Thomas, Dwyane Wade , Derrick Rose , Kyle Korver and Jeff Green on the court. Cleveland trailed by as many as 35 on Saturday, and this wasn't even the most lopsided loss this season.
The district attorney for Los Angeles County says it has received the cases from the city's police department in recent days. The cases involving Weinstein have been forwarded to that task force, Risling said in an email.
Their smaller, 757-version of Air Force One landed at Lunken Airport about 1:30 p.m. and took off about 4 p.m. Norris says on "Fox & Friends" that some call it "crumbs" but "we consider that fine dining".
Orrego-Savala's only responses in court were answering through an interpreter as the judge explained the proceedings and charges. Orrego-Savala was arrested after trying to flee the scene on foot, according to police, who also said he was intoxicated.
According to previous reports, both Peter Parker and Venom would appear in the film, but they would not be the focus of the story. That narrative pits Venom against the Life Foundation, a group that pushes the Venom symbiote to spawn several more variations.
Israeli forces had been hunting for the assailants since the murder, with roadblocks and checkpoints set up following the attack. Israeli forces were apparently on a one-month manhunt for Jarrar as they claimed he had masterminded the death of the Israeli.
She's a longtime fan of professional wrestling, and inherited her nickname, Rowdy, from legendary figure "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. She hasn't fought in UFC since December 2016 when Amanda Nunes beat her via TKO in just 48 seconds.
In addition to alleged verbal abuse, Willoughby says Porter physically dragged her out of the shower in 2010 and yelled at her. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she had not discussed the allegations against Porter with Trump.
Coutinho scores as Barcelona make Copa del Rey final
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USA government shuts down for second time
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Nest officially merged into Google's hardware division
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President Jacob Zuma 'agrees to go'
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Patrice Evra set for a Premier League return
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Steve Wynn's casino company stock sinks after he quits
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