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Jessie Liu resigns after nomination for Treasury post withdrawn: report

Former U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has reportedly resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top job in the agency was withdrawn.

An administration official told CNN that Liu submitted her resignation to the Treasury Department, effective Wednesday evening. She had gone to the department with the intention of serving as Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a Senate-confirmed position, but that opportunity was no longer available after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE withdrew her nomination.

Liu had previously headed the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., inheriting many cases stemming from former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s Russia investigation, including those against Trump associate 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 and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeHillicon Valley: CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before Senate | European Union police agency warns of increase in cybercrime | Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump's death Graham officially schedules hearing on Trump's Supreme Court pick to start Oct. 12 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump eager to leave the hospital MORE, a frequent Trump foil.

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Trump officially withdrew her nomination for the Treasury Department job on Wednesday, raising concerns from Democrats that he was punishing her as political retaliation for investigating his allies.

A person familiar with the matter told CNN that the president was frustrated that Liu did not get more directly involved in the politically charged cases.

The Treasury Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The controversy over the withdrawal for Liu’s nomination comes as Trump goes after prosecutors and judges who have been involved in cases related to his associates.

All four prosecutors in Stone's case resigned after the Department of Justice asked for a lighter sentence than what was recommended for lying to Congress and witness tampering. Trump also hammered D.C. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, whom Liu worked with, over her ruling in another case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump Bruce Ohr retires from DOJ Don't forget: The Trump campaign gave its most sensitive data to a Russian spy MORE.

— This report was updated at 11:30 a.m.