Hur Tapped for U.S. Attorney
On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced seven candidates he plans to nominate for U.S. Attorney. The WH says the candidates share the President’s vision for “Making America Safe Again.” Of the seven individuals, one was a person of color. Robert K. Hur, 44, has been tapped to lead the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s office, where he was a longtime federal prosecutor. If confirmed, Hur will take over one of the country’s busiest U.S. attorney’s offices, which has a reputation for handling sophisticated cases involving political corruption, white-collar fraud and vast gang conspiracies that drive violent crime. Hur has worked closely with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein at DOJ and was previously a Special Assistant to now-FBI Director Christopher A. Wray. A graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, Hur started his career as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. More here.