INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The U.S. Senate has confirmed one of President Donald Trumpís nominees for
the top federal prosecutor positions in Indiana and is poised to approve the
The Senate approved
Josh Minkler in a voice vote Thursday as the U.S. attorney for Indianaís
southern district, which covers roughly the southern two-thirds of the
state. Minkler had been the interim U.S. attorney based in Indianapolis
since June 2015 after 21 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the office.
Judiciary Committee on Thursday endorsed the nomination of Thomas Kirsch II
for as U.S. attorney for the stateís northern district, making him eligible
for a confirmation vote by the full Senate.
Kirsch is a partner
at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago and a former assistant U.S. attorney.