how does the atourney general help president?!?!?!?!?

plz help....ASAP...


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  • 1 decade ago
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    The United States Attorney General is the head of The United States Department of Justice.

    The United States Department of Justice Duties:

    1)Responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of federal laws.

    2)Represents the United States in all legal matters, including cases before the Supreme Court.

    3)Enforces all immigration laws, provides information, and processes applications for citizenship

    4)Maintains the federal prison system, halfway houses, and community programs

    The Attorney General is considered to be the chief lawyer of the U.S. government. The Attorney General serves as a member of the President's Cabinet, but is the only cabinet department head who is not given the title Secretary.

    The Attorney General is nominated by the President of the United States and takes office after confirmation by the United States Senate. He or she serves at the pleasure of the President and can be removed by the President at any time; the Attorney General is also subject to impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial in the Senate for "treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors."


    Eric Holder

    since: February 03, 2009


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