Trump administration dismisses 46 US attorneys 2
The Department of Justice is shown on November 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. On Monday Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with FBI Director James Comey regarding the bureau's investigation of newly discovered messages related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
Washington- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked for the resignation of 46 US attorneys, the Justice Department announced Friday.

“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 US attorneys to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition,” Justice Department spokesperson 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,” Flores said.
Administrations have the right to replace and nominate US attorneys. President Bill Clinton, for instance, dismissed dozens of US attorneys in his first year of office.
A list of the US attorneys asked to resign was not immediately available.
This story is breaking and will be updated.
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