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Jessie Liu resigns after nomination for Treasury post withdrawn: report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Jessie Liu has reportedly resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top job in the agency was withdrawn.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 adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President 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 StoneFlynn spurs questions of who Trump might pardon next OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeMcCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Hill's 12:30 Report: What to know about the Pfizer vaccine announcement Watch live: McCabe testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee 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 ManafortFlynn spurs questions of who Trump might pardon next On The Money: Initial jobless claims rise for 2nd week | Dow dips below 30K | Mnuchin draws fire for COVID-19 relief move | Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges to NY high court MORE.

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