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Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 06:48 AM Apr 2017

A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in

Source: Washington Post

A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in place

By Sari Horwitz April 18 at 10:49 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making aggressive law enforcement a top priority, directing his federal prosecutors across the country to crack down on illegal immigrants and “use every tool” they have to go after violent criminals and drug traffickers.

But the attorney general does not have a single U.S. attorney in place to lead his tough-on-crime efforts across the country. Last month, Sessions abruptly told the dozens of remaining Obama administration U.S. attorneys to submit their resignations immediately — and none of them, or the 47 who had already left, have been replaced.

“We really need to work hard at that,” Sessions said when asked Tuesday about the vacancies as he opened a meeting with federal law enforcement officials. The 93 unfilled U.S. attorney positions are among the hundreds of critical Trump administration jobs that remain open.

Sessions is also without the heads of his top units, including the civil rights, criminal and national security divisions, as he tries to reshape the Justice Department.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-month-after-dismissing-federal-prosecutors-justice-department-does-not-have-any-us-attorneys-in-place/2017/04/18/d94c4bd0-2442-11e7-b503-9d616bd5a305_story.html?utm_term=.2c7078d26b0a



Madness!

Is this because they don't want Trump being prosecuted or because they are just lame?

On edit-- at the end of the piece, it says Clinton took several months to fill the positions after they fired the US Attys
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A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in (Original Post) Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 OP
It's because they think government is obsolete bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #1
That was Bannon's plan FakeNoose Apr 2017 #7
Don't be hoodwinked by the idea bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #10
+1! 2naSalit Apr 2017 #11
Yes, there are plenty of Bannonists in the Administration yet. nt JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2017 #13
I think it is they want to screen closely to get the right KIND of AG. Dustlawyer Apr 2017 #2
With Sessions in charge atreides1 Apr 2017 #3
that is somewhat harder to find among lawyers treestar Apr 2017 #8
They didn't "find" Sessions... 2naSalit Apr 2017 #12
Is this a bad thing? Ligyron Apr 2017 #4
This administration will collapse under its own weight. Nitram Apr 2017 #5
I think they will, but I hope they don't sink the US. They are stupid, unqualified, uninterested and RKP5637 Apr 2017 #9
Yes, I too hope they don't take us down with them. Nitram Apr 2017 #20
How convenient for the criminal KGOP Achilleaze Apr 2017 #6
Well that's obvious... Why would a criminal want MORE prosecutors? Blue_Tires Apr 2017 #14
that was my thought too Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #17
a theif is elected as mayor elmac Apr 2017 #15
They're in the process of centralizing power onetexan Apr 2017 #16
All of the offices have acting US Attorneys. former9thward Apr 2017 #18
Yep. xxqqqzme Apr 2017 #19

bucolic_frolic

(41,984 posts)
1. It's because they think government is obsolete
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 06:50 AM
Apr 2017

Police and law enforcement is all they think you need

Focus on crime and the rest is all private interests. Gives them more
room to maneuver

FakeNoose

(32,007 posts)
7. That was Bannon's plan
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:43 AM
Apr 2017

...but he's pretty much out the door now. So they have to do something, and quickly.

Right now Trump is using his own personal and company lawyers and that's not right either.




bucolic_frolic

(41,984 posts)
10. Don't be hoodwinked by the idea
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:19 AM
Apr 2017

that Bannon's plan left with him

They're all still anti-government zealots to give their private interests
laissez-faire total freedom to do as they like

The people Trump installed are undermining their agencies for the same goals

Dustlawyer

(10,486 posts)
2. I think it is they want to screen closely to get the right KIND of AG.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 06:53 AM
Apr 2017

One that will play ball if they tell them not to go after certain people or companies. Thats not easy to do, but they want them filled to go after Democrats and other enemies.

atreides1

(16,001 posts)
3. With Sessions in charge
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:08 AM
Apr 2017

They will have to be anti-gay, anti-civil rights, anti-equal rights, anti-muslim, anti-black, etc.!

It's difficult to find people with all of those qualifications...look how long it took them to find Sessions!!!

2naSalit

(84,722 posts)
12. They didn't "find" Sessions...
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:51 AM
Apr 2017

he was selected by one of the ringleaders of the coup. He serves a few purposes (and don't forget his ties to Russia) by looking like an inept gomer but he is very devious and self-aggrandizingly power hungry. So now we have an AG who is running interference for the coup while appearing to be the ugly-demon-nightmare-dumb-assed cracker-from-hell. Sadly, he's not as dumb as he looks... and he is a power hungry evil zealot


Nitram

(22,492 posts)
5. This administration will collapse under its own weight.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:21 AM
Apr 2017

They all think they know more about everything than anybody else. The don't need no stinkin' expertise and experience.

RKP5637

(66,956 posts)
9. I think they will, but I hope they don't sink the US. They are stupid, unqualified, uninterested and
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:16 AM
Apr 2017

a bunch of fools.

Achilleaze

(15,543 posts)
6. How convenient for the criminal KGOP
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:35 AM
Apr 2017

History will note that the VERY FIRST THING the republicans did after they stole power and took office in 2017, was a botched attempt to shitcan the Ethics Office.

That speaks volumes about the "family values" of the KGOP. Make no mistake. They are who they are.

 

elmac

(4,642 posts)
15. a theif is elected as mayor
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:54 PM
Apr 2017

his first job is to eliminate the police force so he can pillage at will.

former9thward

(31,401 posts)
18. All of the offices have acting US Attorneys.
Wed Apr 19, 2017, 01:54 PM
Apr 2017

People are being indicted and prosecuted every day across this country. It doesn't slow because no one has the official job.

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