Amanda Farnan
Press Secretary
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Inside the delay at DOJ

April 5, 2021

Over 10 weeks since inauguration and nearly a month after MERRICK GARLAND was sworn in as attorney general, the president has yet to fill several critical Justice Department posts, including the assistant attorney generals for the criminal, national security, civil and antitrust divisions, along with a solicitor general. In comparison, BARACK OBAMA had nominated people for all of those positions by his third day in office.