Trump's pick for No. 3 position at DOJ withdraws

President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE's nominee for the third highest position at the Department of Justice withdrew herself from consideration Thursday.

Instead of becoming the associate attorney general, Jessie Liu will instead become chairwoman of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys .

“Jessie Liu is one of the finest, most impressive people serving in the Department of Justice. She has been an outstanding United States Attorney and would have made an outstanding Associate Attorney General," Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMeadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ MORE said in a statement.


"I have zero doubt she would have faithfully executed my priorities and advanced my rule-of-law agenda. Because I need Jessie to play a broader role in the Department, I am appointing her forthwith to be chairwoman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.” 

Liu would have replaced Rachel Brand, who stepped down last year to take a top legal position at Walmart. 

It is not immediately clear who will fill that role instead.

Liu, currently a U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, previously worked for the DOJ under former President George W. Bush.