Jeff Sessions Asks All Remaining Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys To Resign

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In a move that will likely provoke further media, and pundit, fury despite it being a routine act that is concurrent with every change in administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all remaining Obama-appointed U.S. Attorneys for their resignation.

Sarah Isgur Flores, Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Justice, released the following statement:

"As was the case in prior transitions, many of the United States Attorneys nominated by the previous administration already have left the Department of Justice. The Attorney General has now asked the remaining 46 presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition. 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."

Trump had previously asked the Obama-appointed U.S. attorney in Manhattan, Preet Bharara, to stay on. In addition, the Obama-appointed U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, Dana Boente, is currently serving as acting deputy attorney general, and Trump has nominated the Obama-appointed U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein, for the deputy attorney general, Politico adds.

However, as NBC adds, Preet Bharara is one of the Attorneys asked to resigns, suggesting that something may have changed in the amicable realtionship between Trump and Bharara in the past few months.

The issue of removing U.S. attorneys at the change of administration has been a contentious one in past years. According to Politico, in 2007, President George W. Bush’s administration sought to defend his firing of eight U.S. attorneys by asserting that President Bill Clinton had fired all sitting U.S. attorneys in 1993 “in one fell swoop,” as a top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales put it. However, that was not true. In both the Clinton and Bush administrations, the vast majority of U.S. attorneys were replaced in the first year, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2007. The Clinton team asked for resignation letters in March, but also allowed many prosecutors to stay until their successors were confirmed. Trump has not yet formally nominated anyone to a U.S. attorney post.

Today's decision, long-overdue accoring to many, comes less than two months after then President-elect Trump said on January 18 he would allow U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama to remain in their roles for the time being.  Before the announcement, officials in several U.S. attorneys’ offices told The Huffington Post they had received no guidance from the incoming administration on whether they were expected to resign when Trump became president. 

“Currently serving U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals were informed today that they are able to stay in place after January 20th while the process for identifying and confirming successors is further determined,” Wyn Hornbuckle, a DOJ spokesman, said in a statement. The Executive Office for United States Attorneys informed the officials of the decision, he said.

As a reminder, it is standard practice for a new president to appoint his own U.S. attorneys, who are political appointees.

In retrospect, this decision should perhaps have been taken earlier, especially in the context of the constant pushback Trump's immigration EO - both original and revised - has received by various Obama-appointed Attorneys in the past month.

The bottom line, however, is that what Sessions has done, is considered standard operating procedure, and if anything Trump was late making the announcement. Sessions’ request for the U.S. attorneys’ resignations comes as he prepares to implement a series of significant policy shifts at the department, pushing for tougher prosecution of gun and drug offenses and parting company with the Obama administration’s embrace of more lenient sentences for some drug convicts.

 

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Croesus's picture

Lock them up,starting with Holder.

Belrev's picture

Nigel Farage speaks about meeting Julian Assange, Deep State, Trump wiretap by Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JMXEmwEgt8

FrozenGoodz's picture

If anybody with dirt on me will also put their hands up ... this would be a lot smoother

froze25's picture

Awesome. Now do the Same for the Clinton hold overs. Bush Jr, didn't clean any out and neither did Obama. Better look at those "career" attorneys, you know when they were hired their voter registration records were checked.

jmack's picture

make the whole lot of them take psych evaluations to determine thier level of partisanship or government before process bias's.  Need to get the blindfold back over justice's eyes.

AVmaster's picture

IMO: Trump is not being BRUTAL enough...

Ms. Erable's picture

About goddamned time - this should have been done on day one.

Muddy1's picture

Yes, I see to recall that slick Willie was going to do something similar to all of Reagan's and Bush Sr.'s judges.  There was an uproar from consevatives.  Now they are supporting the same purge.  But don't be thinking that is hypocricy.

divingengineer's picture

The Trump thing is a whole new game. Not quite like the old Dem vs. Repub show. 

Not totally different, but different enough to give them the nervous diarrhea.

BaBaBouy's picture

46 Remaining Klingons ...

!@ GTFO ASAP ...

PrayingMantis's picture

"However, as NBC adds, Preet Bharara is one of the Attorneys asked to resigns, suggesting that something may have changed in the amicable realtionship between Trump and Bharara in the past few months."

... >>> "Preetinder Singh Bharara served as the chief counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer" >>> 'nuff said ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preet_Bharara

... "Oh yes, I'm the great "Preetinder" ... from the song by the "Plotters"<sp?> :)

Save_America1st's picture

well, you know what Judge Smails thinks about this, of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiRGRvE_Wqg

hit the road, bitchez...

knukles's picture

Hold the boat.
This was SOP under Clinton, Bush and Obama.  No fucking big deal

The Press Will Scream for FEMA Camps.

kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) knukles Mar 10, 2017 9:06 PM

SOP. Agree. Unfortunately, Washington never worries about what matters.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/when-money-is-the-pro...

Adullam's picture

Another name????

Are you and xythras related? You both have the same unethical methods of operating.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Dear Obama-Appointed U.S. Attorneys,

You have to go now... but, please don't go too far.  We're going to need you back for questioning very soon!

Love,
The Other half

WillyGroper's picture

GW just said preet blue eyes brahara has made an exit.

nmewn's picture

Clearing them the fuck out, I love it.

Oh, I forgot...Fake Nuuuz say's nothing is getting done, this admin is completely paralyzed, gridlock! Disarray even!...lol.

Yeah, cept for reasserting Constitutional authority on visa's, repealing ObamaCare, taking down the Fake Nuuuz monopoly, rolling back Obama's EO's & regs, killing off TPP, exposing more spying by the Deep State (on everyone) via malware, trojans & chips, making Bab's Streisand eat two boxes of pancake mix a day.

Is it really ONLY March 10th?

My how the time flies when your having ;-)

espirit's picture

The Clinton/Obama Axis of Evil is showing cracks in the facade.

Pass the popcorn...

acetinker's picture

Babs is gaining weight while Lena is losing weight?  Which is it ladies?  You eat too much or you can't eat all- and it's Trump's fault?

I don't think so.

IntTheLight's picture

Funny how Indians in India never clean up their government. They move here and then attack white men. The DOJ sent an Indian female to Chicago to accuse white cops of being racist. It's a race war. When will white people get that?

Meanwhile Indian doctors here falsify Medicare and Medicaid records to enrich themselves. The wealthiest doctors here are nonwhite. Why? Corruption.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

While dotheads do tend to suck, they're pretty far down on my to-do list.

BobEore's picture

au contraire... not nearly enough said about Preet. nor will there be.

Bharara just happens to be sitting on the biggest case of this millennium - a political hot potato with implications - should it ever reach trial, that could derail the careers of not just some high flyers on this side of the Atlantic, but end those of some middle eastern potentates currently sweating out the long wait time till (next fall's) set date.

The Zarrab case involves ALL the biggest players - Srael, Iran, Ottmanialandia, even China & Russia will be pulled into the mix. The GOLD FOR OIL case was never properly understood for what it was, and continues to be the key to unraveling some of the biggest mysteries of the past 20 years. Corruption at the highest levels of not just the Ankara regime, but the mullahs as well, once exposed, will lead to many a flight to foreign hidey holes for those currently riding high n mighty.

Bhara has not yet fallen prey to the typical sionist intriques which led to the fall of some famous figures occupying similar roles in NYC> at least publicly. As such there is much more to this announcement than meets the eye. And his resignation is by no means a done deal. This will be fought out at the highest levels of international diplomacy/poker. Tel Aviv has held Zarrab over the wannabe Sultan's head like a Damoclean sword; should they decide to roll with it, heads will too.

Gulen is but a distraction; this is the main event which keeps the Aksaray lights on all night.

wren's picture

Trump should have cleaned house on day one. He said drain the swamp, instead he let it fester. And it keeps biting him in the ass.

Mike in GA's picture

Look at the uproar in the country now just in opposition to Trump being in office.  He can't do it all overnight or we wouldn't be able to contain the pushback.  Give him time.  He hasn't been there 60 days yet.  It's gonna be a great two terms!!!  

And Monica's boyfriend's wife will never be President.

wren's picture

You mean Jennifer Flower's boyfriends wife... I think we can name a few more :)

acetinker's picture

I'd betcha ten bucks that DJT will be a one term President.  Why?

He didn't want the job to begin with, he saw it as his duty.  Duty is an important word which has many meanings.

Now, consider Ivanka.  Lots of women hate her simply because she's beautiful, well-spoken, and way smarter than them.  Those are the cunts you should avoid at all cost.

IMHO, Ivanka, Slavic name and all could well be the first female President of these United States.

I'd be OK with that.

truthseeker47's picture

Sorry Acetinker, you have to be born in the US or at least US possessed territory if you want to run for president.  The irony is that Donny is married to an immigrant but he gets bashed for being "against immigrants".  It is hard to believe how clueless some people are.

acetinker's picture

Ivanka was born in New York.  What are you saying?

Escapeclaws's picture

No, please, no women presidents.

QuantumEasing's picture

You and your 14 sock puppets need to go kiss a tiger snake.

Croesus's picture

@ Quantum Easing:

THIS is Xythras:

https://m.facebook.com/fabio.capponi

He posted on Stormfront with a link to his site, in which he mentions he's from Barcelona. (View the cached version of the page)

https://www.google.com/search?q=stormfront%2C+xythras&oq=stormfront%2C+x...

Then, there's Twitter, which he used once, to link a blog: (places the name to the username here, and the blog link is to Jim Rogers, which shows a common-interest connection to ZH)

https://mobile.twitter.com/Xythras/status/2040253126?p=v

Finally, there's Linked-in:

https://es.linkedin.com/in/capponifabio

There's more, but I broke a few laws getting that information...it'd be a shame if it fell into the wrong hands.

I've asked him to stop spamming, several times. Even gave him a few free pieces of advice, which companies usually pay me for...so, I tried being nice about it.

Some people just gotta be assholes, but they make a mistake by misinterpreting my kindness as weakness.

acetinker's picture

Brother, you are so right!  Kindness is not weakness.  It is strength.

It is also a powerful tool of bullshit detectors like yourself.

Keep your antennae in the wind, and be well.

Adullam's picture

@xythras - aren't you starting to get the hint by the various responses to your incessant spamming? Give the spamming a rest. A very long rest.

Croesus's picture

You know what would be a FINE idea? If you'd stop spamming here all the time:

1. Most of the gang here, is like me, at least when it comes to "advertising" - Annoy me, I won't 'buy'...no matter how good your product/service may be.

2. By spamming every single article you write, the GOOD articles you post get missed, because you're losing some repeat traffic who assume it's another mediocre article, and don't bother visiting your site.

JMO

espirit's picture

So is fabio.capon translated to "has little nuts" in Spanish?

peddling-fiction's picture

No nuts, eunuch casting wannabe is more on the money.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

FOAD! Your constant shilling has driven me to waste time insulting you and that is almost as annoying as seeing your shills in every thread. Yet you nevrr defend yourself, bot?

peddling-fiction's picture

Reverse proxy automation does not have feelings.

However Xythras has entered the fray from time to time.

JLee2027's picture

Those 9th Court Appeal Judges who endangered the United States when they blocked Trump's immigration order, belong in Gitmo or SuperMax. They are domestic terrorists.

peddling-fiction's picture

Yep, sedition is a crime.

I will say this once. Regardless of  your politics, you are not permitted to behave like that.

In most American countries (spanning 3 continents) you would be in a holding cell, or worse.

And rightfully so.

I am for free speech. Not for sedition.

The U.S. is a Republic.

 

MFL5591's picture

Next up we want Ryan out!

Nobodys Home's picture

Eddie Munster, You're Fired!

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

The House's little prick "Eddie Haskel"...c'mon Beaver, you can kick this RINO's ass!

froze25's picture

Who in their right mind would leave anyone from that Traitor Globalist Obama in any position.