Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Is The Person Who Will Probably Be Overseeing The Special Counsel's Investigation Into President Trump

Philip Shenon, Politico: The Obscure Lawyer Who Might Become the Most Powerful Woman in Washington

If the deputy attorney general resigns or gets fired, oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation would fall to the Justice Department’s No. 3, Rachel Brand.

For someone on the job barely a month, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand was already facing plenty of incoming fire from her critics. Her big problem now: Her ultimate boss, President Donald Trump, could soon be among them.

Senate Democrats who opposed her nomination to the No. 3 job at the Justice Department said her legal career reflected a tendency always to support Big Business against the little guy, and they questioned her commitment to civil liberties during her years in the department under President George W. Bush. She has a “heavily skewed pro-corporate agenda,” said Senator Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat. The 44-year-old Brand was confirmed to her job on a party-line Senate vote of 52 to 46. Compare that to the overwhelmingly bipartisan 94 to 6 vote for the No. 2 official in the department, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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WNU Editor: As I had predicted in my commentary yesterday .... President Trump Admits That He Is Being Criminally Investigated For The Firing Of FBI Director Comey (June 16, 2017) .... she is raising concerns among opponents to President Trump that she may be the person who will be responsible for overseeing the Special Counsel's investigation into President Trump. As to what is my take .... I will not be surprised if does become responsible. When that happens ..... I do expect opposition to her  to intensify .... her confirmation as No. 3 at the Justice Department was overwhelmingly rejected by Democrats, and they have been making it very clear ever since that they simply do not want her there.

More News On The Justice Department’s No. 3, Rachel Brand

This is the Woman Who'd Take Over the Russia Probe -- US News and World Report
Meet Rachel Brand, who may soon oversee the Trump-Russia investigation -- VOX
Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation -- Newsy
Meet DOJ's Rachel Brand: She'll Be A Russian Spy By Next Week -- Zero Hedge
5 Things to Know About Rachel Brand -- LMTOnline

1 comment:

fred lapides said...

snark from zero hedge aside, this is why the Dems disliked her

She has a deep background in regulatory issues. Brand spent the latter half of the Obama administration fighting federal agencies in court for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before returning to the Justice Department this year. As the chamber’s chief counsel for regulatory litigation—a new position created in 2011—she challenged Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rule requiring companies to disclose their use of minerals from war-torn regions of Africa.

She is ok with me. She will last till she annoys Trump. If she does, that is sure sign she is doing her job properly