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12 March 2017, 12:57 | Ignacio Smith
Bharara was sacked just hours after he refused to comply with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order on Friday for 46 United States attorneys (all the ones that had been nominated by the Obama administration) to resign, effective immediately.
And one Attorney in particular, Preet Bharara of the Southern District of NY, has toldCNN that he wouldn't be resigning at all.
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico Damon Martinez resigned from office Friday afternoon at the request of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Tim Purdon, a former USA attorney for North Dakota in the Obama administration, recalled that Obama permitted Bush appointees to remain on until their successors had been appointed and confirmed.
It is not unusual for USA attorneys to resign when a new president takes office, by choice or by order. According to Buzzfeed News' Chris Geidner and Zoe Tillman, new presidents tend to replace most U.S. attorneys, but usually not so quickly, and not before successors have been nominated or confirmed.
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"President Trump's abrupt and unexplained decision to summarily remove over 40 U.S. Attorneys has once again caused chaos in the federal government and led to questions about whether the Justice Department's vital and non-partisan work will continue under Attorney General Sessions, as it must", Schneiderman said.
Green has been serving as US attorney since October 14, 2010, after being nominated by Obama on July 14, 2010. The practice of replacing the prior administration's attorneys is not unusual, however, it is typically not done en masse, the AP reported.
U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Saturday that the department is not commenting on the matter at this time.
The federal prosecutors are nominated by the president, generally upon the recommendation of a home-state senator, and are responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the territories they oversee. At the time, Sessions was the USA attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. "This saddens me because many of these people are great public servants and now they are being asked to leave". The demand for resignations seems a way to ensure he will have a team of new federal prosecutors more likely to share his agenda. On Friday, however, Bharara received the same call as the other federal attorneys but indicated he would not be resigning.
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