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Chicago US Atty Dustup Puts Biden's No-Drama DOJ To Test

Law360 (February 19, 2021, 5:31 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden headed off two political controversies by moving to protect sensitive investigations amid a customary purge of his predecessor's U.S. attorneys earlier this month, but a third blew in from the Windy City after a Trump appointee investigating possible high-level corruption refused to immediately step down.

John Lausch, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was asked to resign by the U.S. Department of Justice earlier this month. The move drew the ire of the state's two Democratic U.S. senators who had sought to keep Lausch in place amid an anti-corruption push targeting four state lawmakers and now circling...

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