U.S. attorney investigating the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe resigns

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U.S. Attorney John Durham announces his resignation. In November, William Barr appointed him to serve as special counsel in the Trump Justice Department’s investigation of the FBI’s Russia probe.

Durham first began the investigation in April 2019, looking into the origins of the Russia probe. The U.S. Attorney’s Office press release makes no mention of that investigation, which so far has resulted in only one conviction and no prison time.

After serving as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut for more than three years, and as a federal prosecutor in Connecticut for more than 38 years, John H. Durham today announced his resignation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, effective at midnight on February 28…

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Leonard C Boyle will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney upon Mr. Durham’s departure.

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut

It is not uncommon for a new administration to ask the old administration’s government attorneys to resign. In fact, the Trump administration demanded immediate resignations from over 40 attorneys in March 2017.

Durham stays on as special counsel for the investigation, which costs taxpayers at least $1.5 million from October 2020 through March 2021.

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