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Utah's U.S. Attorney, John Huber, told to resign

John W. Huber
Posted at 12:50 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 17:07:36-05

SALT LAKE CITY — John Huber, the U.S. Attorney for Utah, was told to resign Tuesday and submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday.

"On an all-U.S. Attorney call yesterday, Acting Attorney General Wilkinson instructed most presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Attorney Huber included, to submit resignations effective February 28, 2021" said Andrew Choate, a spokesman for the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office.

CNN reports the Justice Department asked all U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Trump to submit their resignations Tuesday. The request, which is routine when administrations are changed, was made to 56 U.S. attorneys.

Huber shared his letter of resignation to the Biden administration in which he wished the best for the new president and looked back at what he had accomplished in office.

"It has been an extraordinary honor to represent the United States of America in the District of Utah over the past six years. From the time President Obama appointed me, through President Trump’s administration and up to my final day of service, I have aspired to be a statesman who prioritizes patriotism over partisanship."

"Certainly, our nation is in the midst of considerable discord and strife. Nevertheless, with the unique perspective as the only United States Attorney appointed by both President Obama and President Trump, I observe that what binds us together as Americans is so much stronger than the issues that would pull us apart."

Huber has been in his position since 2015 after he was nominated by then President Barack Obama. He offered his resignation in 2017 when requested to do so by the Trump administration, but was renominated to the job in June of that year.

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