U.S. Attorneys in Connecticut and Northern New York to stay in office until later in 2017

March 15, 2017: The U.S. Attorneys in Connecticut and Northern New York have won short-term reprieves from President Trump’s action on Friday, March 10, 2017, demanding the immediate resignations from forty-six U.S. Attorneys nominated by former President Obama. U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly said in a statement on Monday, March 13, 2017, that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed to allow her to remain in her job until later in 2017. Albany, N.Y.-based U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian issued a similar statement. Nominated by Obama in 2009 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2010, Hartunian said he was being allowed to stay through June, 2017, in order to hit his twenty-year mark at the U.S. Department of Justice. "I thank the Attorney General and the Administration for affording me the opportunity to remain as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut so that I might complete 20 years of service to the Department of Justice in October,” Daly said. “I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of the residents of Connecticut in my remaining time, and I will focus on an orderly transition as I complete what has been a rewarding tenure in the Office.” Daly was a federal Prosecutor in Manhattan and in Connecticut, and she worked in private practice for a time, before being nominated and confirmed as a U.S. Attorney in 2014.


Attribution: Politico



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