McCord will be leaving at a time when Justice is already in disarray. In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanded the resignations of all U.S. attorneys who had served under President Obama and had not already left. As the Washington Post reported this week, nearly all the U.S. attorney positions remain unfilled.Rod J. Rosentein, Trump's nominee to be Sessions's deputy, has not been confirmed. And Trump hasn't even nominated replacements for the heads of major divisions within the department -- including national security and civil rights. McCord was filling in at the national security division until the Senate could confirm a Trump-nominated replacement.
What did the president know and when did he know it?
A veteran federal prosecutor from Northern Virginia has been tapped to temporarily oversee the Justice Department division handling the ongoing probe into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.Dana Boente's new assignment as Justice's acting attorney general for national security comes fast on the heels of his most recent high-profile task: serving as the acting deputy attorney general. [read more at politico.com]
DOJ press release - dated October 6, 2016Brooklyn Resident and Two Russian Nationals Arrested in Connection with Scheme to Illegally Export Controlled Technology to RussiaDefendants Used Brooklyn-Based Front Companies to Procure Sophisticated Military and Satellite Technology on Behalf of Russian End-Users[.....]
Two Russian nationals arrested in the United States last October on charges of conspiring to export sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia were sentenced to time served on Friday, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said.