Trump-appointed US attorney in Texas abruptly resigns


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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