Power Play: Biden to Fire Trump US Attorneys
Monday, 08 February 2021 10:30 PM
The Justice Department is expected to ask a host of U.S. attorneys appointed by President Donald Trump to tender their resignations, CNN reported Monday.
The request come come as soon as Tuesday, the cable news network said.
It also noted that the turnover was expected to omit top prosecutors in Connecticut and Delaware. They happen to be overseeing delicate, politically fraught investigations dating back to the Trump administration, a senior Justice official told CNN.
On Monday night, acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson called to ask Delaware’s U.S. Attorney David Weiss to remain; he happens to be at the helm of the tax probe of Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, whose troubles were an issue in the recent presidential election.
John Durham, tapped by Trump-era Attorney General Bill Barr to reinvestigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe that led to Trump’s first impeachment, will also continue his work, CNN said. However, it’s anticipated that Durham will exit as U.S. attorney in Connecticut, the Justice official is reported as saying.