Biden Plays Politics With Ongoing Madigan Corruption Investigation

Biden Plays Politics With Ongoing Madigan Corruption Investigation

President Biden decided to play partisan politics with the ongoing investigation into Public Official A, Mike Madigan, and the rampant corruption that has plagued Illinois.

February 9, 2021

President Biden decided to play partisan politics with the ongoing investigation into Public Official A, Mike Madigan, and the rampant corruption that has plagued Illinois. Biden began the process of terminating U.S. Attorneys across the country to install his own appointees but has made no announcement to spare U.S. Attorney John Lausch, the top federal prosecutor appointed by former President Trump who has spearheaded the public corruption probe that has implicated Mike Madigan.

A bipartisan coalition of elected officials from throughout Illinois expressed their disappointment and concern for the ongoing Madigan corruption investigation.

While we agree with the Biden Administration’s criminal justice agenda, we are disappointed with the decision to terminate U.S. Attorney Lausch without consulting us…While the President has the right to remove U.S. Attorneys, there is precedent for U.S. Attorneys in the Northern District of Illinois to remain in office to conclude sensitive investigations. We believe Mr. Lausch should be permitted to continue in his position until his successor is confirmed by the Senate, and we urge the Biden Administration to allow him to do so.Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Attorney Lausch is currently pursuing a historic and major public corruption investigation involving a years-long bribery scheme that has implicated former House Speaker Michael Madigan and others…We urge President Biden to permit U.S. Attorneys Lausch and Milhiser to remain in their jobs to conclude their ongoing corruption investigations and criminal cases.U.S. Representatives Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and Mary Miller

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