Gardner continues to block Justice Department nominees after Sessions’ switch on legal marijuana
WASHINGTON -- The sudden departure of the Justice Department's No. 3 official is adding to the turmoil at an agency that already lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders for many of its most important divisions. Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand's resignation builds on an unusual problem that has contributed to instability in the department, current and former officials say, and has prevented the Trump administration from fully implementing its agenda more than a year after Attorney General Jeff Sessions took office.
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