TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Mar 17, 2017

Federal prosecutors abruptly fired last week by President Donald Trump may show up next year as congressional candidates, Roll Call reports. Campaign consultants in both parties have long identified prosecutors as top flight candidates, and the 42 who were given just hours to clear out their offices may have been given an additional motive for running. For decades, when the Oval Office changed partisan hands, U.S. attorneys installed by the previous president were permitted to stick around and keep the wheels of justice moving until successors from the new president’s party were ready to take over.