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MSNBC 13 Feb 2020

Ex-U.S. Attorney Resigns After Trump Withdraws Her Treasury Nomination

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Former U.S. attorney Jessie Liu has resigned from her position at the Treasury Department after President Trump withdrew her nomination as a top official. Aired on 2/13/2020.


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MUCH. I WANT TO BRING IN KEN DOLL.
I WANT TO BRING IN KEN DOLL. JESSE LIU HAS OFFICIALLY
JESSE LIU HAS OFFICIALLY RESIGNED FROM THE TREASURY
RESIGNED FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP
DEPARTMENT AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WITHDREW HER NOMINATION AS A TOP
WITHDREW HER NOMINATION AS A TOP TREASURY OFFICIAL.
TREASURY OFFICIAL. I BLEFELIEVE SHE WAS GOING TO BE
I BLEFELIEVE SHE WAS GOING TO BE THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR
THE UNDERSECRETARY FOR TERRORISM.
TERRORISM. YOU HAD SOMEBODY LIKE JESSE LIU
YOU HAD SOMEBODY LIKE JESSE LIU WHO WAS A U.S. ATTORNEY INVOLVED
WHO WAS A U.S. ATTORNEY INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION OF ROGER
IN THE INVESTIGATION OF ROGER STONE, AT LEAST OVERSAW THAT
STONE, AT LEAST OVERSAW THAT INVESTIGATION AND TRIAL, AND IS
INVESTIGATION AND TRIAL, AND IS NOW RESIGNING AFTER HER
NOW RESIGNING AFTER HER NOMINATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
NOMINATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE PRESIDENT.
FROM THE PRESIDENT. >> THERE IS A PRINCIPLE AMONG
>> THERE IS A PRINCIPLE AMONG ATTORNEYS AND AS PART OF THE
ATTORNEYS AND AS PART OF THE ETHICS WHEN AN ATTORNEY IS SWORN
ETHICS WHEN AN ATTORNEY IS SWORN IN CALLED NOISY WITHDRAWAL.
IN CALLED NOISY WITHDRAWAL. WE ARE WITNESSING THAT IN
WE ARE WITNESSING THAT IN REALTIME NOW.
REALTIME NOW. IT’S THE PRINCIPLE THAT IF YOU
IT’S THE PRINCIPLE THAT IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY, YOU ARE AN
ARE AN ATTORNEY, YOU ARE AN OFFICER OF THE COURT.
OFFICER OF THE COURT. IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THAT TO
IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THAT TO MANY, YOU THINK THE OFFICERS OF
MANY, YOU THINK THE OFFICERS OF THE COURT ARE THE JUDGE AND BAIL
THE COURT ARE THE JUDGE AND BAIL BAILIFF AND SO FORTH.
BAILIFF AND SO FORTH. IF AN ATTORNEY HAS A CLIENT
IF AN ATTORNEY HAS A CLIENT INVOLVED IN WRONG DOING, THAT’S
INVOLVED IN WRONG DOING, THAT’S WHEN YOU SEE A NOTICE OF
WHEN YOU SEE A NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL.
WITHDRAWAL. TYPICALLY YOU SEE THAT FOR A
TYPICALLY YOU SEE THAT FOR A DEFENSE ATTORNEY, THEIR CLIENT
DEFENSE ATTORNEY, THEIR CLIENT IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO ENGAGE
IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO ENGAGE IN A CRIME OR WANTS TO COMMIT A
IN A CRIME OR WANTS TO COMMIT A FRAUD OF THE COURT.
FRAUD OF THE COURT. YOU RARELY SEE IT WITH
YOU RARELY SEE IT WITH PROSECUTORS.
PROSECUTORS. THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT MISS
THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT MISS LIU’S WITHDRAWAL IS SHE IS NO
LIU’S WITHDRAWAL IS SHE IS NO FREE TO SPEAK.
FREE TO SPEAK. IF SHE KNOWS THAT DIRECT
IF SHE KNOWS THAT DIRECT COMMUNICATION THAT BARR PERHAPS
COMMUNICATION THAT BARR PERHAPS HAD WITH STAFF AT D.O.J. OR WITH

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