John Huber, US Attorney for Utah, offers resignation

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 13, 2017 at 10:29 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's top federal prosecutor has offered his resignation to President Donald Trump's administration, joining dozens of his counterparts around the country who were asked to submit letters of resignation.

U.S. Attorney for Utah John W. Huber submitted his letter of resignation on Friday evening immediately after receiving a request from the Trump administration.

But spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said Monday that Huber has not resigned because his letter had not been accepted yet. She says the matter is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice said Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had sought the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys remaining from the Obama administration.

Many other U.S. attorneys nominated by Obama had already left.

Huber was appointed in 2015.

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