WASHINGTON — Illinois Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth have escalated their drive to retain U.S. Attorney John Lausch, telling President Joe Biden in a letter the public-corruption busting federal prosecutor needs to remain in office until his successor is chosen.
Durbin, the Senate Judiciary Committee chair, and Duckworth also disclosed in the Tuesday letter that White House Counsel Dana Remus was told last week “in direct conversations” about keeping Lausch in place until his replacement is confirmed. Still, Biden’s Justice Department asked U.S. attorneys nominated by ex-President Donald Trump to submit their resignations by Feb. 28.
Lausch had not resigned as of Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman. Meanwhile, the senators wrote in their letter that Lausch “has served with professionalism and without partisanship, including in his handling of highly sensitive investigations.”
“…We have made our position clear on Mr. Lausch’s…
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