Jessie Liu resigns from Treasury after nomination withdrawal

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Jessie Liu, the former top law enforcement officer in Washington, D.C., who oversaw several cases related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, resigned from the Treasury Department after her nomination to a top post in the agency was pulled by the president.

Liu, 46, was President Trump’s choice for undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, but her nomination was withdrawn before her scheduled Thursday confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

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