BREAKING: DOJ Top Official #3 RESIGNS… To Work At WALMART!

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The associate attorney general in the Department of Justice, Rachel Brand, is stepping down from her position, Fox News confirmed on Friday. Brand, the No. 3 official in the DOJ, will be leaving following a nine-month tenure in the role to go work at Walmart! 

Brand will now head to work for Walmart as executive vice president, global governance and corporate secretary.

DOJ officials say Principal Deputy Associate AG Jesse Panuccio will step in as the acting Associate Attorney General.

News of Brand’s departure was first reported by The New York Times.

Fox News has more:

In the line of succession, Brand had been behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein is overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She was in line to oversee the investigation if Rosenstein stepped down.

Should Rosenstein step down now, Solicitor General Noel Francisco would take over the probe, not Panuccio. (Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia inquiry last year.)

“The men and women of the Department of Justice impress me every day,” Brand said in a statement on Friday. “I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish over my time here. I want to thank Attorney General Sessions for his leadership over this Department. I’ve seen firsthand his commitment to the rule of law and to keeping the American people safe.”

Brand had been overseeing the DOJ’s antitrust, civil and civil rights divisions. She also assisted in an extension of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program.

Brand was also a high-ranking official in the department under George W. Bush. In her current capacity, she oversaw a number of politically challenging areas of the department, including the civil rights, antitrust and civil divisions, Chicago Tribune reports.

“Rachel has shown real leadership over many important divisions at the department,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Friday night in which he congratulated Brand. “She will always remain part of the Department of Justice family.”

She had recently pushed Congress to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program that gives the U.S. 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.

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