Thank goodness! AG Jeff Sessions just asked for the resignations of 46 Obama appointed attorneys. We know it’s customary for the incoming AG to do this but in light of the current atmosphere in Washington, this couldn’t happen sooner!
We wonder how the main stream liberal media hacks will twist this development. Just in case they forgot: Bush asked for 93…Clinton asked for 93:
BILL CLINTON AND JANET RENO FLASHBACK:
— Νia (@nia4_trump) March 10, 2017
While this isn’t TOTALLY draining the DOJ swamp, it’s at least a start….
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration.
In a statement Friday, the Justice Department said the request was similar to ones made in past presidential transitions. The department said many federal prosecutors appointed in the Obama administration have already left their positions, but that Sessions is now seeking the resignations of 46 holdovers.
It is customary, though not automatic, for the country’s 93 U.S. attorneys to leave their positions once a new president is in office. The Obama administration allowed political appointees of President George W. Bush to serve until their replacement had been nominated and confirmed.
The federal prosecutors are nominated by the president, generally upon the recommendation of a home-state senator.
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.
U.S. attorneys are responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the territories they oversee. They report to Justice Department leadership in Washington, and their priorities are expected to be in line with those of the attorney general.