Short list for high profile US Attorney jobs in NY
FILE- In this May 6, 2010 file photo, attorney Arthur Aidala, right addresses the court as his client, former New York Giants linebacker and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, listens, during Taylor’s arraignment arraignment at Ramapo Town Court in Suffern, N.Y. Aidala, a former state prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney and Fox News legal analyst, is on a list of candidates to become the next U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. (AP Photo/Seth Harrison, Pool, File)
NEW YORK — Republican politicians in New York have been putting together short lists of potential candidates to replace the top U.S. prosecutors in New York City, a hub for terrorism, insider-trading and anticorruption trials.
Some of the people being talked about as candidates include the son of a former U.S. Attorney General, a Fox News legal analyst and a prosecutor who had a chance to go after the head of the International Monetary Fund, but declined.
Whoever is chosen by the White House to become the U.S. attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn will be inheriting a number of high-profile, potentially politically fraught investigations and prosecutions that were previously being overseen by prosecutors appointed by former President Barrack Obama who were abruptly dismissed last week.