Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pres. Obama Forces out 1st Native American U.S. Attorney Diane Humetewa

Arizona's U.S. Attorney, Diane Humetewa, the nation's first-ever Native American woman to become a U.S. Attorney in any state, will resign on August 2.

In continued acts of cronyism, the White House announced a few weeks ago, former Janet Napolitano chief of staff Dennis Burke has been nominated by President Obama to be the U.S. Attorney in Arizona.

Arizona officials praised Ms. Humetewa's tenure as U.S. Attorney, during which she led the office in a high profile public integrity prosecution, oversaw the expansion of the District office to address southwest border security challenges, provided victim advocacy services to crime victims, and advanced unprecedented collaboration with Arizona's tribal nations. She has served as a key advisor to the Justice Department leadership in both administrations on border crimes, federal victim rights and Indian Country issues.

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