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Sessions promotes acting U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. AP

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has named an interim U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington.

Joseph Harrington, who was named acting U.S. attorney in March, was promoted to interim Wednesday.

Harrington replaced Michael C. Ormsby, an appointee of former President Barack Obama who left the office after President Trump asked for his resignation.

Harrington has worked as a federal prosecutor for 27 years, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He’s been involved in several high-profile cases, including the prosecutions of white supremacists, terrorism cases in Spokane and civil rights cases.

He received his law degree from Gonzaga University.

Jake Dorsey: 509-582-1405, @JakeD_TRI

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