By Associated Press - Friday, November 17, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Donald Trump will nominate the acting U.S. attorney for Delaware, David Weiss, to take over the position permanently.

Weiss’ nomination needs the confirmation of the U.S. Senate. Delaware’s senators, Democrats Tom Carper and Chris Coons, said Friday that they recommended Weiss to the White House for the job. Carper says he hopes the Senate will “swiftly confirm” Weiss.

Weiss previously served as interim U.S. attorney, first assistant U.S. attorney and as an assistant federal prosecutor, handling cases of violent crimes and white-collar offenses. In a statement, Carper noted Weiss spearheaded a successful effort to designate New Castle County a high-intensity drug trafficking area. In between stints at the prosecutor’s office, Weiss was a commercial litigator and partner at Duane Morris and an executive at a financial services firm.

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