Russell Coleman nominated as U.S. Attorney for the Western Dist. of Kentucky

06/30/2017 10:06 AM

President Donald Trump has nominated Russell Coleman to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Coleman is an attorney with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, LLC in Louisville, where he focuses on internal investigations, white-collar criminal matters, and government relations. The Louisville lawyer also serves as an Assistant Commonwealths Attorney for Kentucky’s 12th Judicial Circuit.

Before returning to Kentucky, Coleman served as legal counsel to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from 2010 to 2015. Prior to his time with McConnell, Coleman served as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2004 to 2010, he. Coleman is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.

McConnell commended Trump’s nomination of Coleman.

“Through his time at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Russell gained a unique perspective on the challenges facing law enforcement, which will serve him well as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Western District,” McConnell said in a statement. “I saw Russell’s talent and drive during his service in my office, and I look forward to the Senate reviewing and confirming his nomination.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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