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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 12, 2018
Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, the third-highest ranking official at the U.S. Department of Justice, is exiting the government agency for the private sector, the ABA Journal reports. Were Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to depart, Brand would have been in charge of the special counsel investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. With Brand out, the next in line to take over the investigation is Solicitor General Noel Francisco. President Donald Trump has indicated in the past his displeasure with the investigation and lack of confidence in Rosenstein.