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DOJ to ask Trump-appointed U.S. attorneys to resign

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The Justice Department is expected to ask attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to submit their resignations Tuesday, CNN reported Monday.

The resignations are predicted to apply to 56 Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys appointed by Trump.

Two attorneys are expected to remain in their positions to continue their work: U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, who is overseeing the investigation of Hunter Biden, and U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. However, Durham will resign as U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.

Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin may also be spared. Sherwin was appointed by the Trump administration and now oversees the Justice Department’s investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol siege.

Justice Department officials have scheduled a call with U.S. attorneys Tuesday to discuss the transition, which is expected to take weeks to implement.

President Joe Biden has said he does not plan to interfere in the Justice Department’s decisions.

“It’s not my Justice Department. It’s the people’s Justice Department,” Biden said in December.

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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