It’s unclear if Bryan Schroder, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, is among the 55 U.S. Attorneys who will be dismissed by President Joe Biden. Schroder was appointed by former President Donald Trump four years ago.
Last week, Schroder’s office issued a grand jury subpoena to the developer of the proposed Pebble mine.
Pebble is one of the main targets of Democrats, and it’s the kind of investigation that probe could indemnify him with the anti-Pebble forces now in control of the government..
Pebble Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Northern Dynasty Minerals, and former Pebble CEO Tom Collier were served with the subpoenas relating to recorded phone conversations that were made public by environmental operatives known as the Environmental Investigation Agency. The conversations were damning of Pebble’s publicly stated intentions for the proposed mining project in Western Alaska.
Schroder, who is a veteran federal prosecutor in Alaska, replaced Karen Loeffler, who was removed by Trump in 2017.
Based on Department of Justice leaks, news organizations are reporting that nearly all U.S. Attorneys are being replaced. However, two are known to be staying for now; they are the ones overseeing tax probes involving Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.