AG Jeff Sessions Indicates No Plan to Scrap Cole Memo

Caroline Beck
March 16, 2017

The replacing of US attorneys, who represent the federal government in court and who handle criminal prosecutions of federal law, is not unusual at the start of a new administration.

As adults, some black and Latino youths who grew up in the "Just Say No" era were likelier to encounter the criminal justice system.

FBI Director James B. Comey helped create Project Exile in 1997 when he was an executive assistant USA attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. Strom Thurmond, she wrote, "Anyone who has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be elevated to our courts".

Other topics Sessions discussed during his speech included introducing a Justice Department task force on crime reduction and public safety, and stepping up prosecution for gun crimes and drug users. The district covers 32 counties, including Central New York.

Coats told The Oklahoman that while it is customary for the president to appoint US attorneys, he thinks it makes for smoother transitions to take a slower approach and wait to accept resignations until new USA attorneys are appointed and ready to take over.

The dismissals only regarded those appointed to their posts by President Barack Obama - for instance, Pete Peterman, the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, took his post upon appointment by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch in July 2016. "It's very disappointing that this DOJ and this Attorney General is so anti-science and anti-evidence and anti-facts". Tarver had served in that office since December of 2009.

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One illness was reported in a newborn baby, suggesting the mother was infected and transmitted it to her baby in the womb. Pregnant women can suffer miscarriages and stillbirth from this infection, even if they have mild or no symptoms.

"Everyone knows that mandatory minimums don't work", he said.

"When that was done, I was going to go anyway - whether I got 24 hours' notice, or two weeks' notice, or two months' notice".

"It's far from clear that Project Exile produced any of the benefits supporters attribute to it", said Kevin Ring, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, in an interview.

"As a captain in the Army, a federal judicial law clerk and as a US attorney, Ed Tarver served the American people with honor and distinction for over 20 years", Durham said in a statement.

"The attorney general did not mention on that call, 'Stay tuned for changes, '" Neronha said.

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