NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The top federal prosecutor in Connecticut has received approval from the Trump administration to remain in her post until October, when she completes 20 years of service with the Department of Justice.
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly announced Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the administration are allowing her to stay until October. Officials say hitting the 20-year mark will affect Daly’s retirement benefits, but it wasn’t immediately clear how.

Daly says she’ll focus on an orderly transition to the next U.S. attorney in her remaining months.

The Justice Department on Friday asked all remaining 46 U.S. attorneys to submit their resignations. Daly then announced her resignation.

Daly was nominated in 2014 by President Barack Obama after serving as a federal prosecutor in various positions in Connecticut and New York.


(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live