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Trump officially withdraws nomination of ex-US attorney from Treasury post

Trump officially withdraws nomination of ex-US attorney from Treasury post
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The White House released a list of 15 nominees slated for Senate approval Wednesday, confirming that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE withdrew his original nomination for the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes.

On Tuesday it was reported that the president was expected to rescind his nomination of Jessie Liu, former U.S. Attorney for D.C., who presided over several high-profile cases, such as the case against former Trump campaign adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump grants clemency to five nonviolent offenders Trump remarks put pressure on Barr DOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump MORE.

Liu was scheduled to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.

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The news comes a day after all four prosecutors in Stone's case quit after the Department of Justice asked for a lighter sentence than what was recommended. Trump criticized the prosecutors and D.C. District Judge Amy Berman, whom Liu worked with, via Twitter on Tuesday evening.

Stone was convicted in November on seven counts of obstructing and lying to Congress and witness tampering related to his efforts to provide the Trump campaign inside information about WikiLeaks in 2016. Stone is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 20 by Judge Jackson, an Obama appointee.

On Wednesday the House Judiciary Committee announced that Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Steele dossier source insists he is not Russian agent: 'It's slander' Voting rights group files suit against Trump, administration officials alleging voter intimidation MORE will be testifying before the committee on March 31.

This developing report was updated at 4:26 p.m.