US Attorney for Connecticut, John Durham resigns – NBC Connecticut

John Durham, the U.S. attorney for the Connecticut district, announced his resignation from the post on Friday.

He was appointed interim U.S. attorney in November 2017 and was then appointed U.S. attorney in February 2018 by President Donald Trump.

Durham U.S. He spent more than 38 years as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut before taking on the role of attorney.

“My career is as fulfilling as I could have imagined when I graduated from law school in 1975,” Durham said in a news release. “Much of that fulfillment has been done by all those with whom I have been blessed to share this workplace, and our partner law enforcement agencies. My love and respect for this office fee and the vital work done here has never diminished. U.S. It has been a great honor to serve as an attorney and a career lawyer before that, and I will miss him very much. “

Durham’s resignation is not unexpected. Earlier this month, the Justice Department asked U.S. attorneys appointed under President Donald Trump to resign so that the Biden administration could present its nominations for those positions.

Last year Durham was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr as a special council to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. It will be in the same capacity, according to the Associated Press.

The resignation of the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut is effective at midnight on 28 February.

First Aid U.S. Attorney Leonard Boyle, Acting U.S. Will serve as an attorney.