John W. Huber

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John Huber
John W. Huber official photo.jpg
United States Attorney for the District of Utah
Assumed office
June 15, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byDavid B. Barlow
Personal details
Born1967/1968 (age 52–53)[1]
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Utah (BA, JD)

John W. Huber (born 1967) is an American lawyer who has served as the United States Attorney for the District of Utah since June 2015. He was first nominated for the position by President Barack Obama in February 2015.[2] Huber offered his resignation in March 2017 at the request of the Trump administration.[3] However, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions subsequently appointed Huber as interim U.S. Attorney under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act.[4] Huber was renominated by President Donald Trump in June 2017.[5] On August 3, 2017, he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to an additional four-year term as a U.S. Attorney.[6]

Education and legal career[edit]

Huber graduated with honors from the University of Utah in 1989. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Utah College of Law in 1995. Huber began his career in the Weber County, Utah Attorney's Office, later serving as the chief prosecutor for West Valley City, Utah. In 2002, he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office, and in 2005 he became an Assistant United States Attorney.[5][7] He has prosecuted firearms crimes, including the case of four people involved with firearms used in the 2007 Trolley Square shooting.[2] Huber was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page and connections between the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One, starting in November 2017.[8] After Huber closed the investigation in January 2020 without finding malfeasance, in June 2020 Trump tweeted that Huber had done "absolutely nothing" and was "a garbage disposal unit for important documents."[9]


  1. ^ "John W. Huber Sworn In As United States Attorney | USAO-UT | Department of Justice". 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2018-04-26.
  2. ^ a b Romboy, Dennis (February 5, 2015). "Obama nominates John W. Huber as next U.S. attorney for Utah". Deseret News. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "John Huber, US Attorney for Utah, Offers Resignation". U.S. News & World Report. Associated Press. March 13, 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ Romboy, Dennis (June 12, 2017). "Trump nominates Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber to keep job". Deseret News. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces United States Attorney Candidate Nominations". The White House. June 12, 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  6. ^ Burr, Thomas (August 3, 2017). "Senate confirms Huber as U.S. attorney for Utah, returning him to old job". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ Manson, Pamela (March 15, 2017). "Huber to stay as Utah's U.S. attorney during transition period". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  8. ^ Burr, Thomas; Manson, Pamela. "U.S. Attorney for Utah is investigating GOP-raised concerns about the FBI surveilling Trump aide and ignoring Clinton uranium ties". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Romboy, Dennis (June 4, 2020). "Trump calls Utah U.S. attorney 'garbage disposal unit' for ending Clinton probe". Deseret News.

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