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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BREAKING: U.S. court in Manhattan formally appoints Audrey Strauss as US attorney, thereby extending her tenure until President-elect Biden takes office and can put his own candidate into the post. Her term was to expire days before Trump left office. https://t.co/8L5BfUWu8d
— Benjamin Weiser (@BenWeiserNYT) December 22, 2020