Thursday, June 29, 2017

U.S. Attorneys named for Mississippi

Senator Thad Cochran issued the following statement.

President Trump Nominates Mike Hurst of Madison & Chad Lamar of Oxford to Top Prosecutorial Positions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today welcomed the White House announcement that President Trump intends to nominate D. Michael Hurst of Madison and William Chadwick (Chad) Lamar of Oxford to serve as U.S. Attorneys for Mississippi.

A White House statement issued Thursday announced the President's choice of Hurst to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi and Lamar to be the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi.  Cochran and Wicker recommended Hurst and Lamar, both of whom have served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in their respective districts.

"I am pleased that Mike Hurst and Chad Lamar have been chosen for these important positions of public trust.  Both are talented attorneys who are well-qualified to serve the nation and Mississippi well," Cochran said.  "I will do all I can to support the timely consideration of their nominations."

"President Trump made the right call by nominating Hurst and Lamar to lead the U.S. Attorneys' offices in Mississippi," Wicker said.  "These experienced men are up to the task at hand and have wide support across the state.  I am hopeful that the Senate will take up their confirmation without delay."

In their earlier recommendation to the President, Cochran and Wicker said, "Mike and Chad are exceptionally well-qualified to take on the important and challenging role of U.S. Attorney.  We are confident they would serve our state and our nation with integrity and enthusiasm."

            The Hurst and Lamar nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.  Within their districts, U.S. Attorneys are responsible for being the chief prosecutors for the United States in criminal and civil law cases.

Hurst is currently director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, a division of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.  He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Jackson from 2006 to 2015, working the criminal division.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's office, Hurst was legislative director and counsel to U.S. Representative Chip Pickering (R-Miss.), as well as counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  Hurst is a graduate of Millsaps College and the George Washington University Law School.

Lamar has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District since 1991, serving in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions.  He is currently the chief of the Criminal Division, and has extensive management experience within the Office of the U.S. Attorney.  Lamar has degrees from Millsaps College, the University of Mississippi Lamar School of Law, and the Boston University School of Law.


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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations; well done.

Despite the fact that President Trump keeps making a fool of himself with his personal activities, he continues to make excellent appointments. And these two certainly fit that bill.

Thankful to our two Senators for making such a great recommentation.

Anonymous said...

Mike Hurst will do a wonderful job and is a wonderful man.

Anonymous said...

Make America Great Again!!!! Congrats Mike!!!! He is a member of the Federalist Society.

Anonymous said...

Trump may not get a lot right, but thanks to Roger and Thad he got this right. Two career federal prosecutors getting tapped is a good thing. Republican presidents have done a good job of that in MS.

Anonymous said...

Credit goes to Cochran and Wicker - the Orange One just signs off on it.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't find a better person for the job than Mike Hurst. Great choice.

Anonymous said...

Lamar's got a kid who apparently walked on at Ole Miss as a longsnapper and another who was hired as Ivanka Trump's personal assistant. FYI.

http://www.sunherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article141437454.html

Anonymous said...

Roger and Thad didn't have jack shit to do with this. They are the ones who jumped on the announcement band wagon. Somebody had to write their press release to be sure they got the names spelled correctly. Wicker was chummed up with McCain and Thad was sound asleep when this was pushed forward and decided.

Anonymous said...

Just so happens I phoned both senators offices today to explain to them why it is so important to repeal Obomacare (real repeal) as they have been promising to do for 7 years. No doubt they have been waiting for my call to wake them up.

Anonymous said...

@ 6:16, please go back to McDaniel's private FB groups. Thad and Roger were definitely involved from the day Trump was elected. Ask the Gov's staff how involved they were.

Anonymous said...

First task - Get Kennuf to pretend he is a high school football recruit. Send him to that store in Oxford to ask for some free stuff. If he takes $200 of Jackson State stuff will Ole Miss get another year on probation?

Anonymous said...

Glad to have these capable and prompt appointments to enforce the law.

Anonymous said...

6:55 I'm glad someone is keeping the TSUN story alive. That is real news that affects all of our lives. I want someone to get to the bottom of the story. I'm afraid for my children's future. This type of terroristic activity must be stopped NOW!

Anonymous said...

9:53 Not to worry. TSUN is keeping the TSUN story alive.

Anonymous said...

Thad and Wicker are Yes men to the Establishment and will not get out of line. McConnell keeps them in line. No bucking the system. In the meantime Obama was allowed to lay waste to America. I respected both of these men once, but their inability to fight during the toughest times has shown their true nature. I would love to respect them again, but currently conservative thinking inside the Beltway is shunned.

Feel 'Today I' Brandt said...

Ask the governor's staff if Roger and Thad were involved.

That right there is a laugh-a-minit. Would that be the same staff that floated the balloon about Feel becoming Secretary of Agriculture?

Anonymous said...

12:06 am Pray tell how Obama" lay waste"
to America with Roger and Thad's cooperation? Do describe to us GOP cooperation with Obama.
Some of us remember that we were in economic crisis and while I don't agree with many of Obama's policies and decisions. I especially disagree with him not trusting the people with the entire truth about the Russian attack on our election system,especially identifying the sites and PACS feeding Russian propaganda ...more than a little of it straight from RT and identifying hoax sites like that of Alex Jones . Of course, he's right that the GOP would have gone into overdrive to deny the undeniable.
You really are gullible. It's not "deep state" bureaucrats that should worry you. It's oligarchs cooperating with foreign oligarchs.


Mango Umbrella Drink For Table 3, Please.. said...

"You really are gullible. It's not "deep state" bureaucrats that should worry you. It's oligarchs cooperating with foreign oligarchs."

Dayum, Tom Head...and to think home-schooling brought you all this wisdom. Do all these black-helicopter conspiracies keep you awake at night?

Anonymous said...

6:16, you obviously don't know jack. Not only about how these nominations were made, but also about how the 'advise and consent' process works for confirmation on these state-based positions. But, we appreciate your playing; it gives us all a good laugh to hear from idiots that like to amuse us regularly.

Anonymous said...

Look out bad guys, Hurst doesn't play!

Anonymous said...

6:38 am You really are uninformed ( save, I suspect, from sources that feed you BS you want to believe and make you feel good about yourself).

Do you not know that more than half of the world's wealth is held by the 1% wealthiest individuals and that 85% of all wealth is held by the top 10%?

Do you have a clue about the historical outcomes of that sort of division of wealth anywhere, any time in history?

Do you not bother to know who controls the wealth and how they influence politics in this Nation ?

Do you not study history, especially economic history?

Do you know nothing about human behavior so that you believe those in control of wealth care about more than keeping you from revolting ? Oh yes, there have been relatively benevolent rulers, but that has been rare. Most of those in power seek only more and they do that often by fighting each other.

Do you not understand how close we are to having one political party control every branch of government and that that is the definition of totalitarianism?

FYI, there's a difference between a conspiracy and shifting alliances of mutual interest. History repeats in large part because human nature is repetitive. You may like to believe you are not a member of the animal kingdom, and unlike other animals , there are no common behaviors, but each human is unique in the universe but that is ridiculous. You still share all the human flaws...you can call them the seven deadly sins or give them psychological labels but no matter what culture you find yourself, you'll find the same flaws repeated.

Tyrants of any sort accumulate power in the more advanced cultures of the times they live using the same methods over and over. And, it starts with focusing on all the negatives in their society and exaggerating the importance. Rather than problem solve, a tyrant will to use mistakes and failures of imperfect systems, to demonize and stereotype those who might create opposition and assign blame thus creating divisions within the society. Creating through propaganda the loss of trust in existing institutions of government, The Fourth Estate, the laws, and academia is key.

And, I learned these things, not through home schooling, but going to highly regarded universities with the wealthy and politically influential who you naively believe care a rat's ass about you other than for the services and money you provide and the opportunity you might give them to feel important, to look benevolent and to reassure themselves they deserve all the excesses! I also had a security clearance so I got to read what both parties really think about the role of " the public" but YOU could have gotten a " clue" reading The Pentagon Papers or The Watergate Tapes.





Anonymous said...

Brevity, 10:25, brevity.

Anonymous said...

How long will it take for the president embrasses these guys? Oops I hear at least one of them is sorry he allowed his name to be mentioned.

Anonymous said...

10:25 is a classic example of chapped ass. Over on the sports boards we call it Butt-Hurt. This is a real severe case of it. Might call for surgery or seclusion out at Whitfield.

With regularity Tom Head blows a fuse and needs immediate medication. Pentagon Papers, Fourth estate, Seven Deadly Sins, Human Behavior Theories. His mother never let him go out for recess. Way too damned much home schooling and make-believe internet coursework.

Anonymous said...

Is Madison County in the Northern or Southern District?

Anonymous said...

So like, do they get to keep their jobs when Trump is impeached?

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