Federal Court Formally Appoints Manhattan US Attorney

The New York Times reports:

Six months ago, Audrey Strauss became the acting U.S. attorney in Manhattan after a chaotic 24 hours in which President Trump fired her predecessor, Geoffrey S. Berman, whose office had been conducting politically sensitive investigations into people in Mr. Trump’s orbit.

By a quirk of legal timing, though, Ms. Strauss’s term was scheduled to expire in mid-January, several days before the Trump administration ends. On Tuesday, the judges of the Federal District Court in Manhattan, exercising a rarely used power, formally appointed her to the post.

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