U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington William Hyslop will resign Feb. 28 after request from White House

William Hyslop will step down as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington at the end of the month, following a request by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department.

“I intend to stay active and do everything I can to continue to advocate for and support law enforcement, and the hard work they do for us everyday,” said Hyslop, who served two terms as the district’s chief attorney under two different Republican presidents.

The resignation will allow the formal nomination process by President Biden to continue. U.S. attorneys require Senate confirmation to serve, and Hyslop was confirmed to his post in July 2019 after a nomination by President Donald Trump.

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