U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade asked to Step Down at Trump Administration’s Request

DETROIT, MI – U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade will be resigning at the request of the Trump Administration.

Barbara McQuade serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

46 federal prosecutors were asked to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, March 10th, 2017.  This is something that is very typical when a new administration takes over at the White House.

Barbara McQuade was the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Before being appointed, McQuade was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years, serving as Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit. Born in Detroit, McQuade is a 1987 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

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