U.S. Legal professional for Jap District of Washington to resign at finish of month

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. — William Hyslop, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced he will resign from his position effective at midnight on Feb. 28.

According to a news release, the Acting United State Attorney General Monty Wilkinson asked for all attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign. The Department of Justice named Joseph Harrington, the current First Assistant United States Attorney, to act in Hyslop’s place following his resignation, the release said.

Hyslop became the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington on July 19, 2019 after being appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate. Harrington had previously served in the role, according to the release.

“It goes without saying that serving our great Country as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington has been the highest honor and most fulfilling duty of my professional career. I previously served in this role in President George H.W. Bush’s Administration and have been honored and privileged to serve again these past years,” Hyslop said in his resignation letter to President Joe Biden. “The women and men of my Office are outstanding public servants and I have certainly appreciated the support of the Department of Justice and all law enforcement as we have worked to support the safety and security of the residents of the Eastern District of Washington. We have accomplished much good together as stewards of our justice system.”