Jessie Liu resigns after nomination for Treasury post withdrawn: report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Jessie Liu has reportedly resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top job in the agency was withdrawn.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 TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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 StoneSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Brzezinski says she arranged call with Twitter CEO to discuss banning Trump Trump taps new prosecutor for DOJ office at center of Flynn, Stone controversies MORE and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeGraham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election Trump cites 'Obamagate' in urging GOP to get 'tough' on Democrats Graham announces vote on subpoenas for Comey, Obama-era intel officials 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 ManafortCohen released from federal prison to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns Advocates call on states to release more inmates amid pandemic Michael Cohen to be moved to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns: report MORE.

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