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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:48 AM

 

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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Reply A month after dismissing federal prosecutors, Justice Department does not have any U.S. attorneys in (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #1
FakeNoose Apr 2017 #7
bucolic_frolic Apr 2017 #10
2naSalit Apr 2017 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2017 #13
Dustlawyer Apr 2017 #2
atreides1 Apr 2017 #3
treestar Apr 2017 #8
2naSalit Apr 2017 #12
Ligyron Apr 2017 #4
Nitram Apr 2017 #5
RKP5637 Apr 2017 #9
Nitram Apr 2017 #20
Achilleaze Apr 2017 #6
Blue_Tires Apr 2017 #14
Fast Walker 52 Apr 2017 #17
elmac Apr 2017 #15
onetexan Apr 2017 #16
former9thward Apr 2017 #18
xxqqqzme Apr 2017 #19

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:50 AM

1. It's because they think government is obsolete

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

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:43 AM

7. That was Bannon's plan

...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.




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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:19 AM

10. Don't be hoodwinked by the idea

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

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:42 AM

11. +1!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 11:40 AM

13. Yes, there are plenty of Bannonists in the Administration yet. nt

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 07:53 AM

2. I think it is they want to screen closely to get the right KIND of AG.

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.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:08 AM

3. With Sessions in charge

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!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:07 AM

8. that is somewhat harder to find among lawyers

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:51 AM

12. They didn't "find" Sessions...

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


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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:20 AM

4. Is this a bad thing?

Stupid or nefarious administration?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:21 AM

5. This administration will collapse under its own weight.

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

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Response to Nitram (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 09:16 AM

9. I think they will, but I hope they don't sink the US. They are stupid, unqualified, uninterested and

a bunch of fools.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 06:29 PM

20. Yes, I too hope they don't take us down with them.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 08:35 AM

6. How convenient for the criminal KGOP

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.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 12:27 PM

14. Well that's obvious... Why would a criminal want MORE prosecutors?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:12 PM

17. that was my thought too

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 01:54 PM

15. a theif is elected as mayor

 

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

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 01:55 PM

16. They're in the process of centralizing power

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 02:54 PM

18. All of the offices have acting US Attorneys.

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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Response to former9thward (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 19, 2017, 03:14 PM

19. Yep.

Somebody has to make certain the prisons remain full.

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