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Sessions asks 46 Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:57

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 chief federal prosecutors left over from the Obama administration to resign ''in order to ensure a uniform transition,'' the Justice Department said on Friday. Nathan Frandino reports.

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for the resignation of 46 chief federal prosecutors left over from the Obama administration. The Justice Department saying Friday the request was made - quote - "to ensure a uniform transition." Of those on the chopping block, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara... whose office handles some of the most critical cases in the federal judicial system. Bharara had met with Trump in November after the election and told reporters then that he had agreed to stay on. U.S. attorneys are political appointees, and the request from Trump's Justice Department is part of a routine process. But not every new administration replaces all U.S. attorneys at once. It was not immediately clear if all resignations would ultimately be accepted.

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Sessions asks 46 Obama-era U.S. attorneys to resign

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:57