When Donald Trump took the oath of office, he also took responsibility for naming the next generation of federal prosecutors.
Like every new president, he’s expected to take some time in picking the nation’s U.S. Attorneys, but here in Buffalo, candidates are already jockeying and lobbying for the top federal law enforcement job in the region.
At the top of most people’s lists is Clarence Town Justice Michael B. Powers, a well known Buffalo lawyer and vice-chairman of the local Republican Party in the 1990s, and Lancaster Town Justice Jeremy A. Colby, a former Erie County attorney, according to sources close to the process.
While Powers and Colby are viewed as the favorites, Republicans are quick to note that, this time around, the selection is more of a wild card than in the past. And for that reason, there may be hope for other candidates.