UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 24
Ruemmler’s withdrawal, in a phone call to the president Wednesday, leaves no obvious front-runner to replace Holder.
The Criminal Division veteran has, since 2011, served in the Justice Department Inspector General office.
The document index handed over to a watchdog group under court order shows President Obama asserted executive privilege over emails between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife.
The Attorney General’s comments come days after The New York Times reported that the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown told investigators that he was in fear for his life as they struggled over the officer’s gun.
The slate of 11 DOJ recommendations comes at the end of a two-year agency review.
Federal court jurors found one defendant guilty of murder and three others of manslaughter and weapons charges.
The reorganization lets Assistant Attorney General John Carlin put his stamp on the division amid increasing concern about hacks of major American companies like JPMorgan Case & Co.
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The decisive vote for former Peruvian prosecutor Jose Ugaz is seen as signaling a new direction in the group’s fight against corruption.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Matters Ronald Cimino joined the division in 1973 and served as a mentor to young lawyers.
Cole’s departure adds to a growing leadership vacuum at the federal government’s top law enforcement agency.
The former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division is also a Northwestern University economics professor.
Named to the position on an acting basis, Gupta is also the White House’s choice to head the division permanently, the Washington Post reported.
Denis McInerney will be a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department after serving as Chief of the Department’s Fraud Section and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
The court filings could be further fodder for critics who complain that the Obama administration has mounted an unwarranted campaign of legal intimidation against reporters and their sources.
The Department’s Community Relations Service has been working to mediate conflict in Ferguson.