Joe Biden is firing all Trump appointed US attorneys if they don’t resign by the end of the month:
FOX NEWS – President Biden and the Justice Department have asked U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Trump to resign from their posts by the end of the month, Fox News has learned.
A senior Biden administration official told Fox News Tuesday that 56 U.S. attorneys have until Feb. 28 to resign.
“We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition,” Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said in a statement. “Until U.S. Attorney nominees are confirmed, the interim and acting leaders in the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices will make sure that the department continues to accomplish its critical law enforcement mission, vigorously defend the rule of law, and pursue the fair and impartial administration of justice for all.”
The Justice Department said that earlier this year, “nearly all presidential appointees from the previous administration offered their resignations, though U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals were asked to temporarily remain in place.”
The DOJ said that before the beginning of the transition process, approximately one-third of the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices were already led by acting or interim leadership.
The Justice Department said that the president will make an announcement regarding nominations to the Senate “as that information becomes available.”
Except for David Weiss, who is investigating Hunter Biden. John Durham will resign, but remain on as Special Prosecutor to continue his Trump-Russia origins investigation:
The U.S. attorneys will begin transitioning out of their roles, with the exception of the prosecutor overseeing the federal tax investigation into Hunter Biden, David Weiss for Delaware. John Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, will resign from his position as U.S. attorney but will stay on as special counsel to continue his now years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.
A well-placed government source told Fox News that Hunter Biden is a subject/target of the grand jury investigation. According to the source, a “target” means that there is a “high probability that person committed a crime,” while a “subject” is someone you “don’t know for sure” has committed a crime.
The source also told Fox News that this investigation was predicated, in part, by Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) regarding suspicious foreign transactions.
Another source familiar with the investigation told Fox News that the SARs were regarding funds from “China and other foreign nations.”
The investigation, according to a source familiar with the matter, began in 2018.
I’m old enough to remember that when George W Bush fired US attorneys, there was a huge scandal made about it in the media. And when Trump did the same thing with Obama attorneys, and eventually Preet Bharara, it was another scandal. Even Wikipedia documented how a writer at Slate accused “media outlets of sensationalizing” the firings.
But of course now, when Biden does it, the garbage media won’t sensationalize or scandalize anything. They’ll just remind people that every president does this.
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com