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Trump’s DOJ Made Big Waves When Firing Everyone – Here’s How Things Have Been Going Since…

Director Rob Reiner has not been quiet about his dislike for the current president and his administration.

However, in recent weeks, he has been particularly critical of what he believes is “corruption” within the White House. He took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his frustration:

Several weeks ago, Attorney General Jeff Sessions raised quite a few eyebrows when he asked for the resignation from every remaining U.S. Attorney who had been hired by the Obama administration.

A number of people noted that there was nothing strange about this – President Bill Clinton and his Attorney General Janet Reno fired twice as many Bush/Reagan holdovers in 1993, one of whom was then-U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions himself.

The strange part is the thing that happened afterward: since the DOJ’s forced mass exodus, not one of the vacancies has been filled. Even the Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein, was just confirmed on Wednesday.

Despite his crude language, Reiner is a bit correct – even if the DOJ was inclined to prosecute corruption within the White House – there is no one to actually do it.

This could have an effect on Sessions’s ability to implement new policy, according to Business Insider:

US attorneys are the top federal prosecutors in local districts across the US. Though acting officials are in place until the vacancies are filled, they lack the power of a duly-appointed US attorney.

“An acting US attorney doesn’t speak with the same authority to a police chief or to a local prosecutor as a Senate-confirmed US attorney does,” former Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller told The Post.

The Washington Post provided a similar analysis:

“It’s like trying to win a baseball game without your first-string players on the field,” said former assistant attorney general Ronald Weich, who ran the Justice Department’s legislative affairs division during Obama’s first term.

“There are human beings occupying each of those seats,” Weich, now dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, said of the interim officials. “But that’s not the same as having appointed and confirmed officials who represent the priorities of the administration. And the administration is clearly way behind in achieving that goal.”

The reason behind these positions not being filled? The lack of confirmed U.S. attorneys.

Traditonally, the Deputy AG assists the AG in finding qualified candidates – and Rosenstein was literally confirmed just two days ago.

Some attribute the pace with which the Trump administration has slowly filled positions to his inexperience in politics and suggests that the president was not ready for the extreme level of vetting required to fill so many high level positions.

RollCall.com reported in early March:

Republican senators are eager to continue pushing through President Donald Trump’s executive branch nominees, but they are increasingly concerned about the slow pace of nominations being sent to the Capitol for the people who will be tasked with much of the nitty-gritty work of government.

“I continue to ask for additional names to come forward, and I’m assured that they will be soon,” Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso said Tuesday.

“He assures us that there’s a long list coming soon,” Barrasso said.

Committee chairmen say they are ready to act, but there’s not always much to act on.

Others blame the Democrats in Congress, some of whom have publicly admitted that they plan to throw roadblocks against any forward momentum the Trump administration may have.

The end result, from the way things currently appear, is not good.