Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has scheduled a June 15 confirmation hearing for James Cole, nominated for deputy attorney general.
Leahy has previously said he wants to expedite Cole’s nomination for the Justice Department’s No. 2 position. The committee’s top Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), has said that Cole’s record as a partner at Bryan Cave, including his work for American International Group Inc., needs to be “closely examined.”
UPDATE (5:01 p.m.): Also, Cole puts his net worth at $7.1 million in a financial disclosure report he submitted to the committee.