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The interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan was nominated Wednesday to hold the post on a permanent basis by President Donald Trump.

Matthew Schneider, who has been interim U.S. attorney since January, will get the  permanent position if he is confirmed by the Senate. 

A former federal prosecutor, Schneider was the top deputy to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, leading the office's active caseload and a 500-member staff. Before that, he was lead counsel for Gov. Rick Snyder during Detroit's bankruptcy.

He was a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District from 2003-11, handling anti-terrorism prosecutions plus cases involving public corruption, organized crime, and street and motorcycle gangs.

Schneider previously was general counsel and chief of staff for the Michigan Supreme Court and assistant general counsel in the White House budget office under President George W. Bush during his first term.

Schneider succeeded acting U.S. attorney Daniel Lemisch, who was appointed after Trump asked U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade to resign in March 2017.

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