• By The Financial District

DOJ SEEKS RESIGNATIONS OF TRUMP-ERA U.S. ATTORNEYS

The Justice Department will ask US attorneys who were appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign from their posts, as the Biden administration moves to transition to its own nominees, a senior Justice Department official said.

But the US attorney overseeing the federal tax probe involving Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will remain in place. The acting attorney general, Monty Wilkinson, called US Attorney David Weiss, who runs the federal prosecutor’s office in Delaware, and asked him to remain on the job, the official said, Michael Balsamo reported for the Associated Press (AP).


The Justice Department has been investigating the finances of Hunter Biden, including scrutinizing some of his Chinese business dealings and other transactions. The tax investigation was launched in 2018, the year before the elder Biden announced his candidacy for president.


Hunter Biden confirmed the existence of the investigation in December after a round of subpoenas was issued in the case.


AP has reported that the subpoena seeking documents from Hunter Biden in December asked for information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company Burisma.


Separately, U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed in October by then-Attorney General William Barr as a special counsel to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, will remain in that capacity, the senior Justice Department official said, but is expected to resign from his other position as the US attorney in Connecticut.


The official could not publicly discuss the internal deliberations and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.



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