U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand does not want the recently installed interim U.S. attorney in Manhattan to become the official head of the nation’s oldest federal prosecutor’s office.

According to a statement from a spokesman released Wednesday, Gillibrand intends to use her “blue slip prerogative” to block Geoffrey Berman’s all-but-certain nomination by President Donald Trump. As with all U.S. attorneys, Berman requires Senate approval to take his place as the head of the Manhattan prosecutor’s office.

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