Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is no longer being considered for attorney general after the Miami Herald reported he oversaw a plea deal for a financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
President Donald Trump launched a search for a new attorney general with immediate recommendations to consider several high-profile officials, including Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and retiring Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
U.S. solicitor general Noel Francisco would be next in line to lead the investigation if deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein leaves his post or is fired. Francisco once worked for President George W. Bush’s team during the 2000 Florida recount.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions an President Donald Trump have been feuding for more than year over the Russia investigation. Now they’re at odds on the best path to make reforms in criminal justice policy.