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Great News for Our Nation Thanks to Trump – New U. S. Attorneys

Aug 23, 2017 by

“Great News for Our Nation Thanks to Trump – New U. S. Attorneys”

By Donna Garner

8.23.17

 

The U. S. has 93 politically appointed U. S. Attorneys who are the top prosecutors in the states. Some states have only one U. S. Attorney; others such as Texas have four (Northern District, Southern District, Western District, and Eastern District).

By March 10, 2017, 47 of the U. S. Attorneys had already stepped down; and the Trump administration told the other 46 to tender their resignations. 

If the U. S. Senate approves, John Bash (who served under Trump and Scalia) would become the new federal U. S. Attorney over the Western District of Texas which includes Austin, San Antonio, Waco, El Paso, Midland-Odessa, Del Rio and Pecos. The U. S. Southern District (Houston area) is to get conservative Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s son, former District Judge Ryan Patrick. These two conservative U. S. Attorneys would be a huge boon to our state and could completely change the Obama-driven liberal agenda put in place over the last eight years  — Donna Garner]  

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8.23.17 – Austin American-Statesman

 

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/crime–law/sources-trump-assistant-top-federal-prosecutor-central-texas/dIYzPtTOVntXarF2liORPK/

 

“Sources: Trump assistant to be top federal prosecutor in Central Texas”

 

By Ryan Autullo – American-Statesman Staff

 

Excerpts from this article:

President Donald Trump is prepared to send one of his special assistants to Central Texas to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, the American-Statesman has learned.

Two sources familiar with the search process said Texas senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have advised Trump to replace acting U.S. Attorney Richard Durbin with John Bash, a White House legal adviser who worked previously as law clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Bash, a 2006 Harvard Law graduate who spent some of his childhood in El Paso, will oversee a team of federal prosecutors in seven divisions — Austin, San Antonio, Waco, El Paso, Midland-Odessa, Del Rio and Pecos.

“If everything works out, he’s going,” a source said, adding that if the Senate approves Bash’s hire the transition should be complete around Christmas.

Another source who serves on the Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee — a group that includes Cruz and Cornyn — said the committee nominated Bash over Grant Sparks, a current Assistant U.S. Attorney under Durbin.

…Durbin, who is based in San Antonio, has been the Western District’s top attorney since the end of 2014 when he took over for Robert Pitman, who resigned to be a federal judge.

Durbin is among many U.S. Attorneys from the Obama-era who have been forced out by the Trump administration since March.

Bash, who is in his late 30s, was a top candidate recently to be the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District in Houston, a source said. The Houston Chronicle reported in July that the position will go to former state District Judge Ryan Patrick — the son of Lt. Gov Dan Patrick.

According to his resume, Bash advises the president on legal and policy issues and manages development and implementation of executive branch initiatives among federal agencies.

He worked from 2012-2017 with the Office of the Solicitor General where he argued 10 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

From 2008 to 2012, Bash was a Washington, D.C., defense attorney. Prior to that her clerked for Scalia, the late Justice, from 2007 to 2008.

Bash’s wife, Zina Bash, is originally from McAllen, Texas. She’s also an attorney who works with the White House Domestic Policy Council.

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