The U.S. Department of Justice is expected to ask 56 attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump to submit their resignations, CNN reported on Monday.
President Joe Biden’s Administration will then begin to transition to its own nominees, a senior Justice Department official said Monday.
The transition process, which happens routinely between administrations, is expected to take weeks and would apply to a few dozen U.S. attorneys who were appointed by Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by Trump have already left their positions.
It is common for U.S. attorneys to leave their positions once a new president is in office, but exits are not automatic.
The U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president and are generally nominated with a recommendation from a home-state senator.
The move is expected to spare two top prosecutors in Delaware and Connecticut currently overseeing two sensitive Trump-era investigations.