Brand, 44, was named to the Justice Department by then president George W. Bush in 2003, and left four years later to work in the private sector. She was in line to oversee the investigation if Rosenstein stepped down.
"She has the gravitas of being the third ranking official in the Department of Justice, but also the subject matter expertise on Section 702 from her time serving on the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board", Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, who leads the department's Office of Legislative Affairs, told CNN last month. "I've seen firsthand his commitment to the rule of law and to keeping the American people safe". Unlike other top officials, she has not been personally targeted by Trump. The official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, has been repeatedly criticized by Trump.
"Rachel has shown real leadership over many important divisions at the department", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Friday night in which he congratulated Brand. And questions over whether Trump would fire Rosenstein intensified last week when a memo, spearheaded by GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of California, was publicly released. That job would now fall to Solicitor General Noel Francisco.
The Justice Department did not immediately confirm the report.
Trump, who has openly lamented his inability to influence Justice Department decisions, has stepped up his criticism in recent weeks, fueled by the release of a politically explosive memo alleging the FBI abused its surveillance powers in the Russian Federation investigation.
Brand has kept a very low profile at the department, but in December she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post defending the renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which permits the National Security Agency to collect foreign intelligence on USA soil without individualized warrants. He said he wouldn't have appointed Sessions attorney general if he knew he was going to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.
"She felt this was an opportunity she couldn't turn down", Gorelick said.
A source familiar with Brand's plans said she is going to accept a job with Walmart.
'It really seems to have her name on it'.
In a statement, Brand said she is proud of the department's accomplishments during her short time there.
Brand has one of the department's more politically challenging jobs, managing the lawyers who litigate civil issues, including Trump's travel ban as well as civil rights, environmental and antitrust cases.
The daughter and granddaughter of Dutch dairy farmers in Iowa, Brand has been praised for her deep knowledge of the Justice Department.
She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, clerked at the Supreme Court, she worked at the White House, in academia, and has served in leadership positions spanning three administrations.
Nest is most famous for its smart thermostats Learning and E, and its top-of-the-range security cameras Cam IQ and Cam Outdoor . It's unclear whether the Nest branding will continue or whether Google branding will be in effect for future products.
The number of monthly active users was 330 million, unchanged from the prior quarter but up four percent from a year earlier. In addition, Twitter believes that the relatively-new ability to "thread" tweets has pleased Seth Abramson plenty of users.
Tony victor Marissa Jaret Winokur acknowledged that she'd rather work with Omarosa than be at odds with her. Omarosa wants to be in control, and through luck, she escaped competing for the first head of household.
Merchandising opportunities are also being worked on for the tour, which is still in the early planning stages. After years of rumors, the Spice Girls may finally be reuniting for real this time in the form of a tour.
"A real king when out and paid for everyone's groceries in the store, all the while encouraging people to buy more lol". Meanwhile, Drake recently made headlines for rapping about losing Jennifer Lopez in his song, " Diplomatic Immunity ".
In a statement, Bloom said that Scott Baio answered to all the questions and acquisitions filed against him. TMZ reported Baio is happy Eggert has gone to police because he believes they will poke holes in her story.
After weeks of negotiations, Germany's main political parties have finally reached an agreement to govern together. Four years ago, the majority of the party's rank and file were on board with joining Merkel's government.
Turns out the text alerts that were sent out were actually part of a test that conveniently forgot to mention it was a test. The false alarm came less than a month after a ballistic missile urgent alert was accidentally sent in Hawaii.
Venom: here's the first trailer
Marvel has just released the trailer to what looks like it will be one of the best superhero "villain" movies ever. If it didn't have Venom credits at the end, I'm not sure many people would have even known it was a Venom movie .
Local Deputies Warn Facebook Users About Sharing Video
He is being held on a $100,000 bond. "Anything you see on social media, you have to realize that this is a real person". Investigators say they're narrowing a search of the video's origin to Alabama , but it hasn't been confirmed.
Scientists find a way to block breast cancer spread
The researchers believe that asparagine is used by cancers to spread around the body after the initial growth of a tumour. Asparagine has also been linked to reduced survival rates in patients suffering from leukemia.