WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday picked Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general, praising her as someone who would bring a commitment to criminal justice reform and other key administration priorities.
If confirmed, Lynch, 55, would be the first black woman to serve in the post, bringing with her a family history that stretches back generations to great-great grandparents who were slaves.
Obama, speaking at AG announcement, says US is grateful for safe return of Americans from North Korea.
Obama says: “it’s pretty hard to be more qualified for this job than Loretta.”
WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and his
powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on
Wednesday, but Obama’s plans to proceed with new immigration
rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a
Obama and Mitch McConnell, who will become majority leader
when Republicans take charge in the Senate in January, signaled
they hoped to get past a previously frosty relationship to pass
legislation on priorities on which they can both agree.