Alaska's U.S. Attorney asked to resign by Attorney General Sessions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) President Donald Trump's Attorney General has asked the remaining Obama-era U.S. Attorney's to resign.

That includes Alaska's U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler.

A spokeswoman for the office in Alaska, Chloe Martin, confirms that Loeffler was asked to submit her resignation.

She wrote in an email to KTUU "The U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen Loeffler, was one of the remaining presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys who were asked today to tender their resignations."

President Barack Obama appointed Loeffler to the office in 2009.

The Justice Department announced Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked the remaining 46 federal prosecutions to resign.

In a statement the agency said the resignations were "to ensure a uniform transition."

It is standard protocol for a new president to appoint his own U.S. Attorneys.

The president will soon appoint a new U.S. Attorney for Alaska, which is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska will be Bryan Schroder, until a replacement is confirmed. He is currently First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division.

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