John Durham resigns as U.S. Attorney… Remains in charge of spygate probe…

Hartford Courant

John H. Durham will continue as special counsel in the investigation of the origins on the Trump-Russia inquiry, but is being asked to resign as U.S. Attorney, as the Biden administration begins replacing top federal prosecutors appointed by President Donald Trump with its own nominees.

Among the federal prosecutors appointed by Trump, only Durham and David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, whose office is directing a tax investigation of Biden’s son Hunter Biden, are expected to remain with the justice department after the incoming administration asks for the resignations of the Trump appointees who have not already left.

Durham’s position directing the politically explosive inquiry into the Russia probe — and Weiss’ role in the Hunter Biden investigation — presented a challenge for the Biden administration.

Durham could not be reached Tuesday to discuss his plans. His office in New Haven declined comment.

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