White House confirms Chicago US Attorney John Lausch to stay for now

The White House waited until the eleventh hour before publicly confirming Sunday that Chicago’s top federal prosecutor will not be forced to resign as originally planned. “In very limited exceptions, including the Northern District of Illinois, the administration has opted not to seek new candidates for U.S. Attorney positions at this time,” a White House spokesman said in a statement Sunday when the Tribune asked about the future of U.S. Attorney John Lausch. Lausch, a 2017 nominee of then-President Donald Trump, had been part of a clean sweep by Biden’s team asking holdovers from the previou…

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