Justice official resigning amid uproar over Dems’ subpoenas

Trump Congress Spying

FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2020 file photo, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington. Demers will leave his position by the end of next week, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s top national security official is resigning from his position after revelations that the department secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media.

John Demers will leave his position by the end of next week. That’s according to a Justice Department official who spoke to The Associated Press on Monday.

It comes amid questions about what Demers knew about the Justice Department’s efforts to secretly seize the phone data from House Democrats and reporters as part of the aggressive investigations into leaks. A person familiar with the matter said Demers was always planning to leave at the end of June.

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