If nominated and confirmed, Damian Williams would take over a famously independent and powerful office that is investigating Rudy Giuliani.
A quirk of legal timing had left Audrey Strauss’s tenure as acting head of the Southern District of New York set to expire just before the end of the Trump administration.
New details of the Justice Department’s handling of the accusations against Halkbank reveal how Turkey’s leader pressured the president, prompting concern from top White House aides.
Geoffrey S. Berman will be a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School.
Mr. Clayton, the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, answered questions from House Democrats about his unusual nomination to be the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan.
The firing of the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan was foreshadowed by a disagreement over a case linked to President Trump.
The attorney general has found himself at odds with the White House on high-profile issues in recent weeks.
Audrey Strauss has been a behind-the-scenes force in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan as it pursued cases against people connected to President Trump.
The president, surrounded by loyalists, is heading in an ominous direction.
The attorney general, Bill Barr, undermined the rule of law by forcing out Geoffrey Berman, the United States attorney in Manhattan.
Amid a muted tenure at the S.E.C., the corporate lawyer is now the Trump administration’s intended nominee to be the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York.
The president’s move deepened a crisis over the independence of law enforcement and the president’s purge of officials he views as disloyal.
No definitive precedent exists but there is some reason to believe that the president — but not the attorney general — has the authority.
Prosecutors said that the men, wearing bulletproof vests, medical masks and gloves, robbed a Manhattan jewelry store of $150,000 in valuables.
The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.
Prosecutors charged a New Jersey man who was part of an unlikely crew that sought a lucrative deal to provide desperately needed protective equipment.
As President Trump’s top choice to succeed the fired Preet Bharara, Geoffrey S. Berman has a solid résumé but not a “huge presence.”