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Connecticut U.S. Attorney Appointed By Trump Resigns

Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham, who resigned in March, 2021.
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Connecticut's U.S. Attorney John Durham, who resigned this week.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham has resigned from his post after more than three years.

The resignation has been expected for weeks after the Biden administration asked holdover U.S. attorneys appointed during Trump’s administration to resign.

Durham was appointed as special counsel in December by outgoing Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the origins of the inquiry into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia.

The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to have Durham continue his role in the examination of whether officials in the Obama administration broke laws in their interference in the 2016 election.

Durham’s resignation went into effect Sunday night. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard Boyle will take Durham’s seat as acting U.S. attorney in Connecticut.