While there's more work to be done here in Maryland, and Baltimore in particular with our spiking homicide rate and rampant gang activity, this plea is not coming from a selfish place. Go ahead and leave your post if you want, but go into private practice and make some money for a change, instead. You've been a public servant for 28 years now, a dozen of them in this job — you're the longest-serving U.S. attorney ever, congrats! — so no one would balk if you sold your soul to that particular devil. Selling it to Donald Trump, however, is a step too far.