...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Jessie Liu has reportedly resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top job in the agency was withdrawn.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.
...Liu had previously headed the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., inheriting many cases stemming from former special counsel 's Russia investigation, including those against Trump associate and former FBI Deputy Director , a frequent Trump foil.
...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.
...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.
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