Bloomberg Law
June 14, 2021, 5:54 PM

Trump-Era Holdover at DOJ to Step Down Amid Furor on Leak Probes

Chris Strohm
Chris Strohm
Bloomberg News

The head of the Justice Department’s national security division will step down next week, marking the departure of a rare holdover from the Trump administration who’s now facing questions about what he knew regarding the agency’s subpoenas for data on U.S. lawmakers.

John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security since February 2018, is leaving June 25 after overseeing a high-profile portfolio that includes countering U.S. adversaries like Russia and China, prosecuting hackers and combating domestic terrorism, according to an official familiar with his plans.

John Demers
Photographer: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images/Bloomberg

Although Demers was picked to lead the division under the Trump administration, he ...

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