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Biden Administration to Ask Dozens of Trump-Appointed U.S. Attorneys to Resign

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2021
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Justice Department, resignation, US Attorneys

Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson plans to ask holdover U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign, officials familiar with the matter said, as the Biden administration moves to put its stamp on the Justice Department.

Exempt from the decision, however, are two top prosecutors overseeing politically sensitive inquiries, including Delaware U.S. attorney David Weiss, whose office is conducting a criminal tax investigation into President Biden’s son, Hunter, a senior Justice Department official said.

Another prosecutor, John Durham, is expected to remain as a special counsel overseeing a...

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