Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Calvo comments on vacant U.S. Attorney position

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Former U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, who served Guam and the CNMI, resigned earlier this week after a public callout by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Guam - Meanwhile, Governor Eddie Calvo says he will be speaking with CNMI Governor Ralph Torres on a possible replacement for the now vacant position of us attorney position for Guam and CNMI.

 

Former U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, who served Guam and the CNMI, resigned earlier this week after a public callout by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions has called on the remaining U.S. Attorneys who were appointed to their position during the Obama administration, to resign. With the transition to the trump administration in full swing, over 40 U.S. Attorneys from the old regime remain. Limtiaco handed in her resignation just one day after sessions issued the public call out. But Limtiaco may not be gone for long. When asked, Calvo said he appreciated Limtiaco’s hard work and dedication and would consider all possibilities when filling the position, including retaining Limtiaco. Calvo did say however, that the Trump Administration has yet to ask him about any possible replacements.

“I have not yet been asked by the trump administration for a particular options or selectees for this position, I feel that we will be asked this at one point or another,” said Calvo. “You know, I’m open. And of course, I will be discussing this with the governor and we will look towards all potential applicants.”

Meanwhile, in response to how she feels about any possible re-nomination, Limtiaco says, "I am respectful of the Governor of Guam's and Governor of the CNMI's Authority to nominate the individual for consideration to the position of U.S. attorney. She adds, “It would be an honor to be considered for re-nomination to the position of U.S. Attorney by the Governor of Guam and the Governor of the CNMI.”

“In terms of my future endeavors or plans, as I’ve stated previously, public service or serving the people of this island is truly a privilege. I would give very serious consideration to future meaningful opportunities to serve the people,” said Limitiaco. 

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