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Jeff Sessions Asks 46 US Attorneys to Step Down

  • A justice department spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores, has said that the attorney general of the United States, Jeff Sessions, has asked 46 US attorneys to leave their respective positions for ensuring "a uniform transition". The statement also says that the "dedicated career prosecutors" will continue holding their offices till new US attorneys are confirmed. Reports say only two US attorneys have been held over and they are the US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and acting deputy attorney general, Dana Boente, and the US attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein (appointed by George W. Bush). Rod Rosenstein is also nominated to become deputy to Sessions.