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Biden trails Trump, Obama and Bush in dragging feet to name attorney general pick


#President-elect #Joe #Biden has parted ways with years of presidential precedent by not picking an attorney general by the end of the election year.

#He is lagging behind the past three presidential transition teams, and his transition team said #Wednesday that no further #Cabinet-level nominees were expected until 2021.

#President #Trump announced his first attorney general, #Jeff #Sessions, on #Nov. 18, 2016, according to the #Justice #Department.

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BIDEN HASN’T DISCUSSED HUNTER IN HIS SEARCH FOR AN AG

#President-elect #Joe #Biden leaves after speaking at The #Queen theater, #Dec. 28, in #Wilmington, #Del. (AP #Photo/Andrew #Harnik)

#Former #President #Obama announced #Eric #Holder on #Dec. 1, 2008, and former #President #George W. #Bush announced #John #Ashcroft on #Dec. 22, 2000.

The last president not to have named his intended attorney general by the end of the year was #Bill #Clinton, who selected #Janet #Reno in #February 1993. #Prior to that, former #President #George H.W. #Bush carried over #Reagan-era #Attorney #General #Richard #Thornburgh to start his term. #Bush had been former #President #Ronald #Reagan’s vice president.

The #Biden-Harris transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

NY GOV. CUOMO AMONG CONTENDERS FOR BIDEN ATTORNEY GENERAL

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#Potential nominees include outgoing #Alabama #Sen. #Doug #Jones, who led the prosecution of #Ku #Klux #Klan members who killed four girls in the bombing of a #Black church in #Alabama; #Judge #Merrick #Garland, a former #Supreme #Court nominee; #New #York #Gov. #Andrew #Cuomo, a former state attorney general; and former #Deputy #Attorney #General #Sally #Yates.

#Lagging over the president-elect’s pick is also a potential federal case against his son, #Hunter #Biden, over his tax affairs.

#Biden weighed in last week, without hinting at his choice.

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“I will appoint someone I expect to enforce the law as the law is written, not guided by me,” he said during a news conference.

The #Biden-Harris transition team did announce a number of incoming #White #House staffers and #Defense #Department officials #Wednesday.

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