Amy Barrette, the Supreme Court’s chief justice who led the Senate’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, is no longer at the court.
Barrett resigned Friday from her position as a Supreme Court justice, effective immediately.
A spokeswoman for the justice did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The court’s new justice, Clarence Thomas, who had been nominated by President Donald J. Trump in 2017, was confirmed by the Senate in April.
Thomas has been a frequent target of the impeachment inquiry, which began with a report from the Senate Judiciary Committee in February that said Thomas was a credible witness who could have been the source of the Senate panel’s allegations of sexual misconduct.
Thomas, a Republican, was among the five justices who testified during the impeachment hearings in the Senate last year, which culminated in the president’s firing of Mueller.
Thomas is a native of the Midwest state of Indiana.
He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.