Chuck Grassley

Maryland's federal prosecutor nominee set for consideration after delay over Russia probe

Maryland's federal prosecutor nominee set for consideration after delay over Russia probe

Senate Republicans said Monday that they will consider Robert K. Hur to be the U.S. Attorney for Maryland after initially delaying his confirmation over questions about the Department of Justice’s probe of the 2016 presidential election.

Hur, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland who was nominated for the post in November, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday following a series of articles in The Baltimore Sun noting that his confirmation had fallen behind those for the same post in other states.

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