President Biden and the Department of Justice have asked U.S. lawyers appointed by former President Trump to resign by the end of the month, Fox News reported.
A senior official in the Biden administration told Fox News on Tuesday that 56 U.S. lawyers must resign by Feb. 28.
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“We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition,” Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson said in a statement. “Pending the confirmation of U.S. law candidates, interim and commissioned heads of U.S. law firms will ensure that the ministry continues to fulfill its critical law enforcement mission, vigorously defend the rule of law, and pursue a fair and impartial justice system for all.”
The Justice Department said earlier this year “almost all presidential appointments in the previous administration offered to resign, although U.S. lawyers and U.S. marshals were temporarily asked to remain in place.”
The DOJ said about a third of U.S. law firms were already headed by acting or interim leadership before the transition began.
The Department of Justice said the president would announce the Senate candidates “as soon as this information became available.”
U.S. attorneys are beginning their roles, except for the prosecutor who oversees the federal tax investigation against Delaware-owned Hunter Biden, David Weiss. John Durham, a U.S. attorney for Connecticut, is resigning from his U.S. attorney ‘s office, but remains special envoy to continue his years – long investigation into the origins of the Trump – Russia case.
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White House spokesman Jen Psak was asked about Weiss and Durham on Tuesday, saying these “decisions were made to deliver on his promise to maintain independence.”
A well-placed government source told Fox News that Hunter Biden is the subject / target of the Grand Jury investigation. According to the source, “target” means that “there is a high probability that the person in question has committed a crime,” while “subject” means someone who “you can’t know for sure.”
The source also told Fox News that this investigation was partly predicted by suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to suspicious foreign transactions.
Another source familiar with the investigation told Fox News that the SSCs concern sources in “China and other foreign nations.”
The investigation was initiated in 2018, according to a source familiar with the case.
Fox News also learned that the Department of Justice wants Columbia District Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin to leave his U.S. Attorney’s Office but move to the Chief Justice to serve in some special prosecutorial capacity to continue. overseeing the Capitol Infringement Investigation.
Sherwin oversaw the criminal proceedings resulting from the January 6 riots in the Capitol.
Sherwin vowed to “bring as many rewards as possible based on his conduct.”
In total, federal authorities have charged more than 150 people with the siege of the Capitol.
Last week, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Senate Justice Committee’s chief Republican representative, called on Attorney General Monty Wilkinson to “refrain from interfering” in Durham’s investigation and federal investigation into Hunter Biden’s “tax affairs” while the Senate strengthens and Biden’s candidate to head the Department of Justice.
The Senate is currently working on the appointment of Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General.