Federal Employees News Digest
Trump administration fires all Obama-era U.S. attorneys
- By FEND Staff
- Mar 20, 2017
President Donald Trump’s administration on March 10 abruptly asked the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys held over from the Obama administration to resign from their posts, USA TODAY reports.
A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed the resignations in a statement, saying the mass firing was a part of an effort to “ensure a uniform transition,” the article reports.
Several lawmakers have expressed concern over the action, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D- Calif.), who said in statement that normally U.S. attorneys leave gradually and work under transitioning administrations until their positions are filled as a way to avoid disrupting ongoing federal cases, the article notes.
View the report at http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/10/attorney-general-seeks-resignations-of-46-us-attorneys/99020566/