Vacancies in Senate-Confirmed Positions at Justice Create Concerns
By The Washington Post | March 28, 2013 1:49 pm

Vacancies in the top jobs in the national security and criminal divisions at the Justice Department are raising concerns among former officials and close observers of the agency.

Lisa Monaco, former assistant attorney general for national security, was named in January to become President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, and there is no permanent replacement. The head of the criminal division, former assistant attorney general Lanny A. Breuer, left for private practice this month, and his job has no permanent replacement either. (Read more).


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