The cover-up continues as shenanigans abound. Jessie Liu is a PoC Republican, including service on the transition committee, but she might know too much about things like the Michael Flynn and Erik Prince prosecutions, as well as the Roger Stone case.
President Trump is withdrawing his nomination for former U.S. attorney for D.C. Jessie Liu to serve as the Treasury Department's undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes, a top position overseeing economic sanctions, according to two sources with direct knowledge.
The big picture: Liu was confirmed in September 2017 to lead the largest U.S. attorney's office in the country, overseeing a number of politically charged prosecutions that included the case against Trump associates Roger Stone, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and other spinoffs from the Mueller investigation.
Behind the scenes: This was “the president's call,” according to a former administration official familiar with the situation. The decision, which was made today, has administration officials questioning the circumstances that led to Trump changing his mind — with the developments in the Roger Stone case today being the only possible one they are aware of.
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) February 12, 2020