Trump announces first wave of US attorney nominations



President Donald Trump announced his nominations Monday for eight US Attorney openings.

Jay E. Town, of Alabama, would serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama.

"Brian Kuester has dedicated his career to public service".

Herdman's nomination must be confirmed by the United States Senate. "He has served in his community as a police officer, district attorney and now future U.S. Attorney", said Lankford.

A phone call to Kuester seeking comment wasn't returned Monday evening.

US attorneys are political appointees, and it is typical for them to resign when there is a change in which political party holds the White House. Doug Horn, the first assistant US attorney for the Eastern District, was named interim USA attorney at that time. The 46 attorneys at issue in Sessions' request had not tendered their resignations beforehand.

Justin E. Herdman will be nominated to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Loretta Radford has been the Northern District's interim US attorney since then, and Trump hasn't yet offered a nomination to fill that post. Kuester was elected in November 2010, and again in 2014. "I worked closely with Brian when he was the District Attorney for Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah, and Wagoner counties and I am confident he will serve the people of Eastern Oklahoma with the same high ethical and moral standards in his new role".

He received his B.A. from Ohio University in 1996, an M.Phil at the University of Glasgow in 1998, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2001.

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