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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Statement by Attorney General William P. Barr on President Donald J. Trump’s Intent to Nominate Jessie K. Liu as Associate Attorney General of the United States

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:

"I was pleased to recommend Jessie Liu to President Trump for the position of Associate Attorney General and am grateful that he has nominated her. Jessie has distinguished herself as a first-class attorney in private practice, in the Treasury Department, and in five different positions over her career at the Department of Justice. Today she leads more than 300 prosecutors at our nation's largest U.S. Attorney office, where she has achieved significant accomplishments, including prosecuting several significant False Claims Act cases and implementing the Department's pilot initiative on sexual harassment in public housing. With her record of public service, particularly in civil justice and federal law enforcement matters, it is clear that she will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team at the Department.

Press Release Number: 
19-186
Updated March 13, 2019