It Isn't Like Biting a Stripper
Following up a bit on E Dub’s earlier post on the U.S. Attorney firings... There is concern that these
At any given time there are 93 U.S. Attorneys serving in an administration. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, over the past 25 years, only 54 USAs have left prior to the completion of their four-year terms. Of these 17 left to become Article III judges (not bad), while most of the remainder left to either run for elected office or go into private practice.
According to CRS, here is what happened to the rest:
Two of Reagan’s USAs were fired. One of these disclosed confidential information regarding a pending indictment. Another was dismissed after charging the Justice Department and CIA with blocking an important prosecution – later convicted himself. A third resigned after reportedly accusing his predecessor of drug use, while admitting to using marijuana himself.
Two USAs were apparently pressured to resign under
So there it is. That is what it takes to get the axe as a U.S. Attorney. Until now.