NEW HAVEN — On the wall behind Deirdre Daly’s desk hangs a photo of the her smiling in vivid color with President Barack Obama. On the next wall is a presidential meeting in black and white, President Harry Truman awarding her father the Medal of Honor more than half a century earlier.
The New Haven office will remain U.S. Attorney Daly’s until the end of October. She is among a handful of the 46 Obama-appointed U.S. attorneys temporarily staying on the job after President Donald Trump demanded they resign immediately last Friday. For Daly, a nearly lifelong Fairfield resident and U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut since 2014, the postponement allows her to complete 20 years of Department of Justice service, making her eligible for federal retirement benefits.