Baucus Nominated Girlfriend for U.S. Attorney Post
Senator Max Baucus (D., Mont.) nominated his former state office director, Melodee Hanes, for U.S. Attorney while the two were involved in a romantic relationship, according to Baucus spokesman Ty Matsdorf.
Matsdorf told the Washington Post that Hanes was one of three nominees Baucus submitted to the White House with no ranking. He also said that Baucus and Hanes decided to withdraw her name when the couple decided to cohabitate in Washington.
Hanes served on Baucus’s staff from 2002 to 2009, and is currently an acting deputy administrator of the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, according to a Justice Department web site.