Biden: No ‘obvious choice’ yet for attorney general

Biden also said that the process has taken more time because of his transition team’s commitment to selecting a diverse set of people throughout the upper echelons of the incoming administration.

“So we’re just working through it,” he said.

Part of Biden’s delay in selecting his attorney general stems from a desire to build out the Department of Justice’s leadership team beyond just the top job, two people familiar with the process said.

Just as Biden announced his nominee for deputy Treasury secretary, Wally Adeyemo, when he selected Janet Yellen for the department’s top job, the president-elect and his advisers