Bash sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for Western District of Texas

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - John Bash was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas on Monday, taking over the spot previously occupied by Richard L. Durbin Jr., who will now serve as First Assistant United States Attorney.

Bash was nominated by President Trump on Sept. 11 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Nov. 9.

“I am honored to return to the Department of Justice and serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District. I look forward to working alongside the talented and dedicated men and women of this office and our partners in law enforcement to protect and defend the Constitution, ensure the safety and security of our community, and pursue the impartial administration of justice,” said U.S. Attorney Bash.

Bash is a 2003 Harvard University Graduate and also received his law degree from Harvard in 2006. 

Before being appointed to U.S. Attorney, Bash served as Special Assistant to the President and as an Associate White House Counsel. He was an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 2012 to 2017, where he represented the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

As U.S. Attorney, Bash is now the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Western District of Texas. This includes 68 counties and 93,000 square miles. The headquarters office is in San Antonio with staffed offices in Austin, El Paso, Midland, Del Rio, Waco and Alpine.  

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