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Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told the White House she does not want to be nominated to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
In a statement issued Tuesday, a Justice Department spokeswoman said although the Attorney General was grateful for support of those who have suggested her as a possible nominee, she thought that a nomination would “curtail her effectiveness in her current role.”
“Given the urgent issues before the Department of Justice, she asked not to be considered for the position,” DOJ spokeswoman Melanie Newman said.
The U.S. attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to be his next attorney general is asking a federal judge to impose a stiff prison term of up to four and a half years on a former Hillary Clinton fundraiser convicted of making more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions.
The request by Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, to reject leniency for wealthy hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal and have him sent to federal prison is the latest example of the tough stance Justice Department prosecutors are taking with those convicted of making so-called conduit contributions — campaign cash that is falsely reported as being made in the name of others.
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: queenofswords
Perhaps she feels that she is not qualified, or maybe she doesn't want to go through the process which will inevitably be a huge circus.