PROVIDENCE, RI – United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha (RI) today announced his resignation, effective at midnight, following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ request for the resignation of all 46 United States Attorneys appointed by President Obama.
The Senate is not required to approve the President’s appointment outright, but it is bound to hold hearings in a reasonable attempt to vet the nominee. The denial of even a hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat, Merrick Garland, at the time the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was in defiance of the fundamental law of this country, and must not be allowed to stand.
WARWICK, R.I.—President Barack Obama has expelled 35 Russian intelligence agents, shut down two Russian compounds in Maryland and New York, and released information about that country’s civilian and military cyber activity, measures Congressman Jim Langevin praised while imploring President Elect Donald Trump to end his denial that Russian hacking interfered with the 2016 Presidential election.
Warwick, RI – When President Barack Obama’s plane landed at T.F. Green Airport promptly at 6:10 p.m. Friday, small groups of people were gathered along the air field’s fence and businesses on Airport Road to watch.