SPOKANE COUNTY, Washington – William Hyslop, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that he will step down from his position at midnight on February 28.
Acting United States Attorney General Monty Wilkinson urged all attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign, according to a press release. The Justice Department appointed Joseph Harrington, the current United States First Assistant Attorney, to replace Hyslop’s position upon his resignation.
Hyslop became a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington on July 19, 2019, after being appointed by President Trump and ratified by the Senate. Harrington had previously served in the role, according to the publication.
“It goes without saying that serving our great country as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Washington has been the greatest honor and fulfilling duty of my professional career. I previously served in this role in President George HW Bush’s administration and have been honored and privileged to serve again in recent years, “said Hyslop in his letter of resignation to President Joe Biden.” The women and men in my office are outstanding officials, and I have appreciated the support of the Department of Justice and all law enforcement agencies as we have worked to help keep residents of the Eastern District of Washington safe. As administrators of our justice system, we have achieved a lot of good together. “