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Chicago’s US Attorney Resigns Citing Violence


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The U.S. attorney in Chicago who oversaw the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and who helped focus federal scrutiny on local police resigned Monday, lamenting in an open letter that “at no moment” during his 3 1/2-year tenure “did the gun violence abate” in the nation’s third largest city. Fardon felt pressure from the start to make stemming violence his top priority, and pressure built as killings spiked — hitting a 19-year high in 2016 with 762 homicides, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. President Donald Trump tweeted in January, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible ‘carnage’…, I will send in the Feds!”

  • Jan123456

    Every US attorney resigned at Trump’s request…except for the guy in New York who he had to fire.