Middle Tenn. US Attorney to resign per Jeff Sessions' request


The Department of Justice in Middle Tennessee confirmed Friday US Attorney David Rivera will be submitting his resignation soon.

This comes after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions sought resignations from 46 US Attorneys remaining from the Obama Administration.

A spokesperson from the Middle Tennessee DOJ said there is no timetable for Rivera's resignation.

He said the US Attorney’s office in middle of Tennessee will continue doing its work. Once the president names a successor, they will go through the confirmation process.

According to the DOJ's website, Rivera took office for Middle Tennessee in April 2013 after serving as a federal prosecutor for nearly 20 years. In his post as US Attorney, Rivera was the top law enforcement official for 32 counties in middle Tennessee including Nashville.

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