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Justice Department official quits amid growing scandal over secret inquiries

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New York Daily News

The top federal prosecutor for national security issues is stepping down amid a growing scandal over a secret Trump-era probe of prominent congressional critics of the then-president. John Demers’ resignation, which was revealed Monday, comes as prosecutors face rising questions about their unusual seizures of phone records from Democratic lawmakers and journalists for investigations into damaging leaks about Trump’s ties to Russia. The departure of Demers, a Trump appointee who was asked to stay on after President Joe Biden took office, had been planned. But the move takes on new significance…

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