U.S. Connecticut Legal professional John Durham Resigns – NBC Connecticut
Connecticut District Attorney John Durham announced on Friday that he was stepping down from the position.
He was appointed US Provisional Attorney in November 2017 and was appointed US Attorney by President Donald Trump in February 2018.
Durham served as the Connecticut federal attorney for more than 38 years before assuming the role of U.S. attorney.
“My career has been as fulfilling as I could have imagined when I graduated from law school in 1975,” Durham said in a press release. “Much of this fulfillment came from all of the people I shared this workplace with and from our law enforcement partner. My love and respect for this office and the vital work that is being done here has never waned. It was a tremendous honor to previously serve as a U.S. attorney and prosecutor, and I will miss it very much. “
Durham’s resignation is not unexpected. Earlier this month, the Justice Department urged President Donald Trump’s US attorneys to resign so that the Biden administration could present their posts with their own nominations.
Durham was appointed as a special councilor by then Attorney General William Barr last year to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. He will remain in that role, according to the Associated Press.
The resignation as a U.S. attorney for Connecticut will take effect on February 28 at midnight.
Leonard Boyle’s first assistant to US attorney will serve as acting US attorney.