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Attorney General Calls For Resignation Of 46 U.S. Attorneys

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 10, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during the prior presidential administration.

In a statement Friday, the Justice Department said the request was similar to ones made in past presidential transitions.

The department said many federal prosecutors appointed in the Obama administration have already left their positions, but that Sessions is now seeking the resignations of 46 holdovers.

U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, David Rivera, was among those 46 asked to resign.

Rivera took office in 2013. There are 93 U.S. Attorney posts.