Top US Justice Dep. Antitrust Official Delrahim to Resign on 19 January, Report Says

This comes after a string of resignations within the Trump administration within the wake of the political turbulence brought on by the President’s refusal to concede defeat to (*19*) Joe Biden within the November 3 presidential election and a violent storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob final week.

The prime antitrust official within the US Justice Department, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, will resign on 19 January, Reuters reported, citing his letter to the White House. 

Delrahim is an Iranian-American lawyer, who has been serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice since September 2017.

The US Department of Justice Antitrust Division is a legislation enforcement company that enforces the US antitrust legal guidelines, it shares jurisdiction with the Federal Trade Commission over civil antitrust circumstances.

The announcement of Delrahim’s resignation comes amid persevering with political instability within the US after dozens of Trump administration officers have stepped down following the violent breaching of the US Capitol by pro-Trump activists on 6 January and the US House’s subsequent calling for Trump’s impeachment. 


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