The Biden administration DOJ will be begin removing nearly all U.S. attorneys appointed during the Trump administration with two exceptions, a senior DOJ official told NBC News.
The process will start as early as today and they will be asked to resign.
According to the report “John Durham will remain in place to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, but not as U.S. attorney for the district of Connecticut, the official said. He was appointed as a special counsel and given extra protections for the inquiry by Attorney General William Barr last fall.”
In addition “David Weiss, U.S. attorney for Delaware, will also remain in place. Hunter Biden, the president’s son, said in December that federal officials in Delaware were investigating his taxes.”
In 2017, Trump ordered the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys that were holdovers from the Obama administration.
At the time, Preet Bharra said he did not resign but was fired. This led to Dianne Feinstein saying she was “very concerned about the effect of this sudden and unexpected decision on federal law enforcement.”
(CNN) – DOJ as soon as Tuesday, is expected to ask US attorneys appointed by former President Trump to submit their resignations, a turnover expected to spare 2 top prosecutors in Delaware and Connecticut overseeing two sensitive Trump-era investigations.https://t.co/5d2AxW0nT0
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 9, 2021