Reuters Says Yates Could be DOJ’s Next No. 2 Official

There’s an opening for U.S. Deputy Attorney General, and the federal government’s attorney for the Northern District of Georgia could fill the vacancy.

A report in the Reuters News Agency cites a source familiar with the discussion who says Sally Yates and Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch are the two candidates to replace John Cole.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was stepping down from his post as well. Yates had been rumored to be a longshot nominee to replace Holder.