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Trump-appointed US attorney in Texas abruptly resigns

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020 10:17 AM May 26, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - A Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Texas has announced his resignation in an unusually abrupt departure. United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Joseph Brown said in a statement Tuesday that he will leave office on May 31. President Donald Trump appointed him in 2018. The statement doesn't explain why the 50-year-old prosecutor is leaving the prestigious post except to say Brown will pursue “opportunities in the private and public sectors.” Brown and a spokeswoman haven't responded to requests for comment. It's unclear who will lead the office in the interim.

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