U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the 46 chief federal prosecutors left from the Obama administration to resign.
This is “to ensure a uniform transition,” the Justice Department said on Friday, March 11.
One of those on the chopping block, is Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Bharara had met with Trump in November after the election and told reporters then that he had agreed to stay on.
U.S. attorneys are political appointees, and the request from Trump’s Justice Department is part of a routine process.
But not every new administration replaces all U.S. attorneys at once.
It was not immediately clear if all resignations would ultimately be accepted.