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Monday, October 30, 2017

Dana Boente, one of the nation's most high-profile federal prosecutors, has submitted his resignation after he was asked to step down to make way for a successor to be named by President Donald Trump. One of the few remaining Obama administration holdovers, Boente will continue to serve until a replacement is nominated and confirmed. ... On Wednesday, Boente was notified by the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he should submit his letter of resignation, so that the political process for naming a successor could begin.

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Will Trump try to pull of his own Saturday Night Massacre:

Dana Boente's Resignation as U.S. Attorney Could Endanger Mueller's Russia Investigation

"You do have an awful lot of people to go through," a former Republican-appointed U.S. attorney, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, previously told Newsweek. But the scenario is possible. "Nobody really wants to fire Mueller," the former U.S. attorney said. "Everybody's recognized, in those positions, that whatever you're doing could be Watergate. It's got the potential to be historic. All these people want to be on the right side of history."

Trump's opportunity to appoint an additional U.S. attorney will likely trouble analysts who have expressed concerns about his involvement in that process. "After the abuses of the Watergate era and over successive administrations, the Department of Justice has sought to adhere to strict guidelines to insulate the department and Federal Bureau of Investigation from inappropriate intervention or pressure by the president and the White House," Representative Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House intelligence committee, said in a statement Friday. "In the10 months since President Trump took office, we have seen vital safeguards against the abuse of power erode, or even fail." The statement seemed unrelated to the Boente resignation.

Preet Bharara, who Trump fired as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, argued during the October 19 edition of his podcast Stay Tuned With Preet that Trump's interviewing candidates for those positions is wrong. "I can tell you it is highly unusual and probably really inadvisable for any president, and particularly this president ... to be interviewing personally people for those jobs," he said.

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#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-28 10:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many did clinton get rid of when he took office? Clue, it was more than 90.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-29 09:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

How many did clinton get rid of when he took office?

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Another stroll down Clinton lane from our resident Trump apologist and deflectionist.

Hey, how about that Benghazi, hmmmm?

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-10-30 09:44 AM | Reply

How many did he fire kud? How many?

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-10-30 03:16 PM | Reply

Lots. Let's impeach him.

#5 | Posted by Kreator at 2017-10-30 10:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Will there ever be a day when we can read a story about Trump without someone posting about a Clinton?

EVER?!?!

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-10-30 11:27 PM | Reply

Not-liberals are unable to argue without the Russian technique of what aboutism or both siderism. It's their thing.

#7 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-31 12:43 AM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Was Clinton or his campaign under investigation are the time?

Oh, you know the differences, you just don't care.

#8 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-10-31 12:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

More importantly, how many did Grover Cleveland have?

#9 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-10-31 01:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

The key is BLOTUS is interviewing potential USAs who would have jurisdiction over Drumpf, his family and their businesses. From what I've read the only ones he's interviewed are for two seats in NY, and the offices in DC and Eastern VA (Boente's position). He is doing his best to staff positions that might have cause to prosecute him or his family with sycophants. That's what these news people and commentators are finding so problematic. As previously mentioned it is especially problematic because Drumpf and his family members will be prosecuted by one of these interviewed USAs based on the SC's investigation. Eventually every new POTUS replaces all or most USAs with during their administration, Clinton did the same. However, he didn't fire nearly all of them at the same time the way Hair Twittler did, and he certainly didn't interview their replacements. How much do want to bet that BLOTUS asked them for loyalty oaths, because they're HIS USAs.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-10-31 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many did clinton get rid of when he took office? Clue, it was more than 90.

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

It's common for Presidents to replace prosecutors. What is not common is for a President whose administration is under investigation to personally interviews replacement candidates.
www.vanityfair.com

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-10-31 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 | POSTED BY JOHNNY_HOTSAUCE

Pearls before swine, Johnny.

#12 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-10-31 04:14 PM | Reply

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