"Local officials have it within their power and jurisdiction to implement police reforms," Mr. Lynch said. "Too often, the local officials evade their responsibility or their oversight failures by loudly calling for the federal government to intervene. They shift attention away from themselves and what they should have been doing all along."
"I think the indication is that he is going to have an even more wide-ranging role than Loretta E. Lynch or Eric Holder," Mr. Lynch said. "Trump is looking for him for guidance and advice on other legal matters that will be coming up outside of the Department of Justice."