The Justice Department said on Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 chief federal prosecutors appointed by President Barack Obama who have not already resigned to do so “in order to ensure a uniform transition.”
The department said some U.S. attorneys, as in prior transitions, already had left the department. Now, “the Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations,” a Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said.
“Until the new U.S. Attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. Attorney’s Offices will continue the great work of the Department in investigating, prosecuting, and deterring the most violent offenders,” the statement added.
It is routine for the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys to leave their positions once a new president is in office. Then the new president needs to appoint his own U.S. attorneys, who are political appointees.
For the record, the Obama administration allowed political appointees of President George W. Bush to serve until their replacement had been nominated and confirmed. One U.S. attorney appointed by Bush, Rod Rosenstein of Maryland, remained on the job for the entire Obama administration and is the current nominee for deputy attorney general.
The move also raises questions about the status of Preet Bharara, who was appointed by then-President Barack Obama and assumed the role of Manhattan U.S. Attorney in 2009. Bharara met with Trump and his attorney general in November and been advised that they wanted him to stay in as Manhattan U.S Attorney.
It was about time somebody asked this question! Anything connected to the Obama’s administration needs to be to be replaced since they obviously don’t like working for President Trump.
Just think of how great this country will be when the remaining 46 Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys will tender their resignation- then we can finally speak about making AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
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