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Bush-Loyal U.S. Attorney Refuses To Vacate Post

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As Think Progress reports. when a new president is elected, U.S. attorneys generally submit their resignations to make way for the new appointees. But one loyal Bushie isn't ready to quit:

Despite a new administration coming into power, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said she plans to stick around.

"It doesn't serve justice for all the U.S. attorneys to submit their resignations all at one time," she said yesterday.

Ms. Buchanan was appointed by President George W. Bush in September 2001. During her tenure, she has served in several high-profile positions within the Justice Department, including as director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys from May 2004 to June 2005.

That role led to her being called before congressional investigators last year to talk about the firings of federal prosecutors around the nation in 2006. Ms. Buchanan said she had little if any involvement in the firings, and a report issued in September by the Justice Department found no wrongdoing on her part.

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