In her current job, she reports directly to Mr. Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. "She will always remain a part of the Department of Justice family".
In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there.
Ms. Brand's assistant, Currie Gunn, has also left the department. "Her strong character, capabilities and experience will enable her to contribute broadly as we shape the future of Walmart and strive to serve our customers even more effectively". "I want to thank you for taking up this important cause and making it your own".
Sessions applauded Brand for her service to the DOJ, calling her 'a lawyer's lawyer. As Associate Attorney General, she has played a critical role in helping us accomplish our goals as a Department-taking on human trafficking, protecting free speech on campus, and fighting sexual harassment in public housing. The outgoing official was instrumental in extending the National Security Agency's "warrantless surveillance program".
The White House has said that Trump does not plan to fire Rosenstein, but the president himself seemed to leave that possibility open when asked last week by reporters if he had confidence in the deputy attorney general.
If Rosenstein had been fired or quit, oversight of Muell'ers investigation would have fallen to Brand. That job would now fall to Solicitor General Noel Francisco.
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Mr. Trump in recent weeks has escalated his criticism of the department for its handling of the inquiry and suggested that top law enforcement officials should face consequences for conduct he called "a disgrace".
Brand has kept largely a low profile - known primarily pushing for the renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the number three official at the Department of Justice, resigned late Friday.
During her nine-month tenure, Brand was an active advocate for several of the Sessions DOJ's conservative priorities, including free speech on campus, for which she contributed a Fox News op-ed last month; enforcing religious liberty, for which she announced an amicus brief her department submitted on behalf of Christian parents in Montana who wished to benefit from a school choice tax-credit denied to them because they sent their children to a religious school; and ending the Obama administration's "slush fund" of corporate payouts to left-wing non-profits.
Brand recently pushed Congress to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program that gives the USA government authority to spy on foreigners located outside the country. And she had been vocal about the department's efforts to support students who say their free speech rights are being violated on college campuses.
"It really seems to have her name on it", Gorelick said. In addition to her third in command position she's now vacating, Rachel worked in the Office of Legal policy at the DOJ under the second Bush administration and then served on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board under the Obama administration.