Jeff Sessions Fires 46 Remaining Obama Appointed U.S. Attorneys
Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all 46 remaining Obama appointed United States Attorneys to resign late Friday afternoon. Some additional U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama have already resigned their offices.
U.S. Attorneys are generally appointed to 4 year terms by the President of the United States, subject to Senate approval. The terms often coincide closely with that of the president that appoints them, so it is somewhat common to see a new president appoint a large number of new U.S. Attorneys when they take office. Each U.S. Attorney is also subject to removal at the request of a president.