Loretta Lynch Confirmed as U.S. Attorney General After Five-Month Wait

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch arrives for a news conference to announce money laundering charges against HSBC on December 11, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate as the first black woman to become U.S. attorney general after a five-month wait marked by partisan fights and Republican arguments that she won’t be independent enough from President Barack Obama.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.