New top pros­e­cu­tor con­firmed by Se­nate

The Washington Post - - RELIGION - — Keith L. Alexan­der

Jessie K. Liu was con­firmed Thurs­day by the Se­nate as the Dis­trict’s U.S. at­tor­ney and could take of­fice as early as next week.

Liu will take over the of­fice held by Chan­ning D. Phillips. It han­dles lo­cal and fed­eral cases, from street crimes to na­tional se­cu­rity prose­cu­tions.

Liu, 44, was a deputy as­sis­tant at­tor­ney gen­eral un­der for­mer pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush. He also served on Pres­i­dent Trump’s Jus­tice Depart­ment tran­si­tion team and as Trea­sury deputy gen­eral coun­sel.

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