Obama does have a soccer foreign policy, thanks to ESPN.
Via The Hill
President Obama will meet Friday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch following a blockbuster indictment of nine officials from FIFA, international soccer’s powerful governing body.
The arrests Wednesday brought Lynch worldwide attention just one month after she was sworn in as Obama’s top law enforcement official.
Lynch played a central role in the years-long investigation. It was spearheaded by the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, which Lynch led for five years before being tapped as attorney general.
The meeting also comes as Obama looks to Lynch to defend two major pieces of his domestic legacy from legal threats.
The president’s deportation relief programs face an uncertain future after a federal appeals court declined to lift a court order blocking them from taking effect.
In a sign the administration is resigned to a lengthy legal battle, the Justice Department decided not make an emergency request to lift the order. Instead, it will focus on appealing the legal merits of the injunction, a process that may take longer but the administration believes will result in a more certain legal outcome for the programs.