Before this morning, most people in the United States had never heard of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. But, an ABC story (which we covered here) suggesting that Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may have to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia probe, and that Brand would be the next inline to step into that position, changed all that.
So what do we know about Rachel Brand? Well, we know 4 things with absolute certainty:
- She was appointed by the Trump administration and confirmed on May 18, 2017
- She is an active contributor to Republican campaigns
- Democrats hate her
- Therefore, by the transitive property, we also know with absolute certainty she is a Russian spy
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