Skip to comments.U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors
Posted on 01/04/2018 5:55:14 AM PST by ransomnote
(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.
The interim posts are for 120 days unless those holding them are re-appointed by a court or officially nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, a Justice Department official said.
It is unclear if those named on Wednesday will also be nominated. Some may face political opposition, as U.S. senators traditionally have some say in the nominations of U.S. Attorneys who would serve within their states.
Many of Sessions appointments were in Democratic-leaning states such as New York, New Jersey and California. The Republicans hold the majority in the Senate.
Among those named was Geoffrey Berman, who served on Republican Trumps transition team. Berman will become the interim top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, a jurisdiction that is well known for terrorism cases, prosecutions of Wall Street financial crimes and government corruption.
Berman, who was an assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan from 1990 to 1994, is a partner at the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, another supporter of Trumps presidential run in 2016, practices at the same firm.
Preet Bharara held the Manhattan U.S. Attorney post until March when he and 45 other U.S. Attorneys from the Obama administration were asked to resign. Bharara refused and was fired.
Manhattan and a number of other U.S. Attorney offices then had their second-in-commands elevated to serve as Acting U.S. Attorneys, a role that has a statutory limit.
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I hear there are 6000 sealed indictments our there so that will take a while to work off.
DOJ PRESS RELEASE WITH NAMES AND LOCATIONS.
Can you post the source so I can spread the Joy?
Notice that Hawaii is one of the locations.
Wow. Sessions exercising some power. He may find it liberating Who knows what might happen?
Hopefully they’re not medical marijuana users. Could be ms-13 members or violent illegal aliens. If you believe the Q stuff, then they’re mostly going to be swamp critters and/or pedos.
We’ll see — or maybe we won’t.
I’d like to believe the Q stuff but some of it is a little over the top. I just can’t imagine well known politicians being held at gitmo. Intl pedo network people, yes, Hillary and John M, naaah. Not to mention that he said they had been arrested back in Nov.
Seeing John M swap that boot to the other foot does make one wonder. Not sure why he wouldn’t just have the standard anklet though since he wears pants.
Seems like the swamp is being quieter than they used to when it comes to Trump bashing. Also makes one wonder.
The reddit crowd (https://www.reddit.com/r/CBTS_Stream/) are looking it up on a fedgov site but it’s not just a list. They have to go through and do searches and it’s pretty time consuming from what I gather.
So Sleepy Sessions woke up for a day to do something. Now he can get some rest so he can do something else a year from now.
None in Ohio, Kashich is clean. lol
What’s with posting in “code”? Q???? John M? We can guess at the John M. but why should we? You can’t spell it out?
Ooops, thought it was alphabetical. Kaschich is doomed!!!!
Nothing out of the ordinary. The time limit imposed by law for the Acting US attorneys has expired so sessions merely appoined 17 Interim US attys. No big deal. They will eventually be replaced by confirmed US Attys.
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