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Biden is giving the boot to all Trump-appointed US attorneys

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President Joe Biden will begin removing all Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys who were appointed by former President Trump during his tenure, CNN reports.

There are two notable exceptions to Biden’s purge, namely John Durham, who will continue to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, but not as U.S. attorney for the district of Connecticut, according to an official speaking to CNN. The other is Delaware US Attorney David Weiss, who is overseeing the tax probe of Biden’s son, Hunter.

In total, 56 Senate-confirmed US attorneys appointed by Trump will get the boot.

As CNN points out, Democratic Illinois Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin expressed their disappointment on Tuesday that Biden did not consult with them about terminating US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch.

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