No. 3 in command at the Justice Department will step down soon: Sources

She likely would have had to oversee the special counsel probe if Rod Rosenstein resigned or was fired.
0:50 | 02/09/18

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The unexpected resignation at the Justice Department we're following at this hour Rachel brand the number three official. Behind attorney general Jeff Sessions and deputy AG Robert Rosen Stein announcing to date if she is now stepping down. Brand who has only been in that role for about nine months now so what's behind this let's get right to ABC's Chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas with a slot tonight here. David there's been a lot of concern inside the Justice Department and FBI about pressure from president from on the Russian us negation. As number three in command ritual brand would have been the person to oversee the special counsel investigation of deputy attorney general rod Rosen Stein or to step down or be fired. Says attorney general Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Sources tell us that last year the president considered firing Rosen Stein but tonight we're told that Randy is leaving to take a job. As a General Counsel at a fortune fifty company David right here Thomas following developments.

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