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Pepsidog

(6,263 posts)
Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:22 PM Feb 2018

Rachel Brand of DOJ,next in line under Rosenstein resigns after 9 months on the job to work for

Walmart. Next in line Noel John Francisco a lawyer who worked with Don MacGahn, represented Bush along with Ted Cruz and John Roberts before the SC which gave Bush the presidency. Brand has incredible credentials but why did Walmart have to have her now after only 9 months at DOJ? Walmart got their tax cut now pay Trump back by making Brand an offer she couldn’t refuse and paving the way for Trump to fire Rosenstein in have Francisco interefere with Mueller. Maddow was practically in tears and I want to vomit. Apparently, Ivanka is very close friends with Walmart execs.

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Rachel Brand of DOJ,next in line under Rosenstein resigns after 9 months on the job to work for (Original Post) Pepsidog Feb 2018 OP
this lapfog_1 Feb 2018 #1
My first thought. rickford66 Feb 2018 #6
This situation doesn't pass the sniff test. We'll see where this goes. democratisphere Feb 2018 #2
IT is going to Walmart to make buckets of money, fuck the country. OnDoutside Feb 2018 #15
It's worse than that. Thanks to a newer law, the next in line could be a large number of pnwmom Feb 2018 #3
Trump firing Rosenstein will only hasten his demise. He cant fire his way out of Muellers grasp Pepsidog Feb 2018 #4
Just what that has happened this year Jakes Progress Feb 2018 #8
Pruitt?! Really? ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #9
They could be put in an "Acting" position -- I think they said for 9 months. n/t pnwmom Feb 2018 #10
Is there any sort of check the Senate would have on an appointee? ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #11
Yes, that was the concern. n/t pnwmom Feb 2018 #12
Thanks for the info PN ProudLib72 Feb 2018 #13
Why is this a shock? Very capable Republican lawyer takes a job at Justice. No big deal... TreasonousBastard Feb 2018 #5
Head greeter? Gabi Hayes Feb 2018 #7
Executive VP and top lawyer for one of the largest companies on the planet is a "greeter"? TreasonousBastard Feb 2018 #14
When Rubin said she was taking a job with them, I thought she was kidding; she Gabi Hayes Feb 2018 #18
This Yahoo article from Jan 30 is an interesting take on Rosenstein's successor OnDoutside Feb 2018 #16
10 Things You Didn't Know About Noel Francisco OnDoutside Feb 2018 #17
Does he wear one of these? Gabi Hayes Feb 2018 #19

pnwmom

(109,069 posts)
3. It's worse than that. Thanks to a newer law, the next in line could be a large number of
Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:33 PM
Feb 2018

Senate confirmed people. On MSNBC they said it could be Scott Pruitt, for example.

Jakes Progress

(11,142 posts)
8. Just what that has happened this year
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 12:41 AM
Feb 2018

makes you think this? Just what do you think will happen when trump fires Rosenstein? Where has he been brought to grief or justice for any of the things he has done that would have had Obama or Clinton clapped in chains?

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
9. Pruitt?! Really?
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 12:55 AM
Feb 2018

You mean anyone the Senate has confirmed for whatever position could be placed anywhere? Yes, I know Pruitt has a legal background, but still. Then what happens to the EPA?

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
11. Is there any sort of check the Senate would have on an appointee?
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 01:05 AM
Feb 2018

I mean, it sounds like this new law removes any power the Senate might have to prevent tRump from appointing someone who has sworn fealty to him.

TreasonousBastard

(43,049 posts)
5. Why is this a shock? Very capable Republican lawyer takes a job at Justice. No big deal...
Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:59 PM
Feb 2018

Justice jobs are plums.

Now she realizes there is a really good chance she will be asked to fire Mueller and she will have to make a decision.

Better to make the decision now. And the WalMart job, which isn't really with WalMart, sounds like a plum job in itself.

 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
18. When Rubin said she was taking a job with them, I thought she was kidding; she
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:01 AM
Feb 2018

didn’t specify a job, and that was the first thing that popped into my mind

OnDoutside

(20,006 posts)
16. This Yahoo article from Jan 30 is an interesting take on Rosenstein's successor
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:44 AM
Feb 2018

1. Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand: Brand is number 3 at DOJ, and would thus succeed Rosenstein. Brand, the first woman to ever serve in the associate AG position, was confirmed in March and oversees several key DOJ components, including the civil, antitrust and civil rights divisions. She's also focused much of her efforts in recent months on supporting the re-authorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. NOW GONE

2. Solicitor General Noel Francisco or Assistant Attorneys General: The attorney general could also designate Solicitor General Noel Francisco, as well as assistant attorneys general, to act as attorney general following the associate attorney general. Several assistant attorneys general are still awaiting confirmation from the Senate, but those in place at DOJ include Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division, Beth Ann Williams of the Office of Legal Policy, Steven Engel of the Office of Legal Counsel and Stephen Boyd of the Office of Legislative Affairs.

3. U.S. Attorney For the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente: Boente, who also serves as acting assistant attorney general for national security, would be next as the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Despite Boente’s October announcement that he would resign once a replacement was confirmed, the Washington Post reported last week that Boente has been selected as the next general counsel of the FBI, replacing James Baker. He also served as acting attorney general briefly after Trump fired then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates early last year, as well as acting deputy attorney general under Sessions prior to Rosenstein’s confirmation. NOW GONE

4. U.S. Attorney For The Eastern District of North Carolina Robert Higdon, Jr.: Higdon was confirmed by the Senate Sept. 28, 2017. He’s a former federal prosecutor, and was most recently a partner at Williams Mullen. In 2012, Higdon led the prosecution of former Sen. John Edwards.

5. U.S. Attorney For The Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox: The Senate confirmed Cox Nov. 9, 2017. Prior, she was a senior advisor at McKinsey & Company in the cybersecurity and risk practice and worked at the cyber firm Stroz Friedberg. She also spent several years as a federal prosecutor at in the Office of Legal Policy at Main Justice.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/rosenstein-goes-takes-over-trump-081952193.html

OnDoutside

(20,006 posts)
17. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Noel Francisco
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 08:49 AM
Feb 2018

1. Noel John Francisco was raised in Oswego, New York.

2. He played trombone in his high school's symphonic band.

3. He received a B.A. in economics with honors in 1991 from the University of Chicago. He earned his J.D. with high honors from the same university in 1996.

4. Francisco would be the first Asian-American to serve as a solicitor general, if confirmed by the Senate.

5. He was among the lawyers representing George W. Bush in the Florida recount during the 2000 presidential election. Ted Cruz, now a Republican senator from Texas, and John Roberts, now chief justice of the United States, were also part of the legal team.

6. Francisco was a clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia during the 1997 term.

7. Francisco served as associate counsel to then-President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. He then served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel until 2005.

8. Francisco may be best known as Robert McDonnell’s lawyer. He represented the former Virginia governor when the Supreme Court overturned McDonnell’s conviction on corruption charges in 2016.

9. Francisco most recently worked at the Jones Day law firm in the nation's capital, where he worked with now-White House counsel Donald McGahn.

10. Francisco is on the board of directors of the Lumen Christi Institute, founded by Catholic scholars at the University of Chicago.




https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-03-13/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-noel-francisco
 

Gabi Hayes

(28,795 posts)
19. Does he wear one of these?
Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:07 AM
Feb 2018


Sounds like a real Ahole, dedicated to the dissolution of society as we used to know it
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