June 4, 2017

Trump fails to appoint US Attorneys

NY Daily News - Nearly three months after President Trump abruptly fired 46 of the remaining Obama-era U.S. attorneys, the White House has still not nominated replacements for all but one of the key posts.

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to ramp up efforts to be tougher on crime, drugs and immigration, the empty prosecutor posts represent just a fraction of major vacancies within the agency, which is also missing an FBI Director, permanent heads for the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals, and personnel for hundreds of other lower-level positions.

Trump, in fact, has only three Senate-confirmed officials in the entire agency at the moment: Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand.

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