Not long ago, President Joe Biden asked all Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorneys to submit their resignations, as is most typical of any incoming administration.
According to the Washington Examiner, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham officially announced his resignation, which will be effective as of Sunday night.
The outgoing attorney released a statement on his decision to resign.
“My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975. Much of that fulfillment has come from all the people with whom I’ve been blessed to share this workplace, and in our partner law enforcement agencies,” Durham said Friday.
“My love and respect for this Office and the vitally important work done here have never diminished. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as U.S. Attorney, and as a career prosecutor before that, and I will sorely miss it.”
But wait, what about Durham’s work as a special counsel investigating the origins of the “Crossfire Hurricane” sham probe that targeted the former president?
No worries there, because he’ll retain his special counsel status, which was quietly provided to him by former Attorney General Bill Barr prior to the 2020 November election, as Barr felt Durham’s investigation had obviously uncovered something worth appointing a special counsel for.
Barr, who originally tapped Durham for the probe in early 2019, upgraded his status in 2020 for exactly the reason that if Trump were to be defeated in November, which he was, that Durham would retain the special powers granted to him with the special counsel title.
The only other U.S. Attorney to be given a pass by the Biden administration is Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is currently leading an investigation into the president’s son, Hunter Biden, over what was originally reported as “tax issues,” but with many experts suggesting that it goes quite a bit deeper than that.
One could look at Durham’s official resignation as a good thing, as he’ll now obviously have more time to focus on exposing former swamp creatures like James Comey now that he doesn’t have to worry about conducting other government business.
Durham can be proud of his career as a U.S. Attorney, as he has plenty of high-profile victories under his prosecutorial belt, including cases against corrupt politicians and leaders of the New England mafia.
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org