The Washington Post reports:
President Trump will nominate a new U.S. Attorney to oversee the D.C. office, which handles both local and national cases including several high-profile prosecutions of the president’s allies.
Justin Herdman, the U.S. attorney in Cleveland, would take the position now filled by Timothy Shea, who came to the office in February.
The nomination of Herdman comes as the office has been pummeled by political controversies involving the cases of Trump confidante Roger Stone and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn.
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Admin’s plan is to nominate Cleveland US Attorney Justin Herdman to the position. Shea to move to the DEA
— Katelyn Polantz (@kpolantz) May 18, 2020
We’re still urging the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate Shea over his motion to dismiss all charges against Michael Flynn. https://t.co/wEEUwjBcnF
— American Oversight (@weareoversight) May 18, 2020
PER @alex_mallin: An admin official confirms that President Trump is expected to nominate US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman to be the new permanent US attorney for D.C. AG Barr’s close confidant Timothy Shea was serving in the role in acting capacity
— Ali Dukakis (@ajdukakis) May 18, 2020