By Alex Zank
Wanted: A U.S. attorney for a district that's seen some of the highest profile, most controversial cases in the country over the past several years.
Virginia Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) are looking for candidates to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where the docket regularly features prosecution of terrorism, espionage and financial fraud cases. The Pentagon, the CIA and the Norfolk Naval Base are within the borders of the district, which also includes Richmond.
Neil MacBride, who had served in the role under Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., resigned in September. During his time at the Alexandria, Va.-based office, MacBride oversaw the Wikileaks grand jury investigation, the leak prosecution of former CIA agent John Kiriakou and the case against alleged leaker Jeffrey Sterling.