The Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to answer repeated inquiries from the Daily Caller News Foundation on why it declined to prosecute a former Biden-appointed attorney after its internal watchdog determined she violated federal law.
Rachael Rollins, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, resigned shortly before the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report Wednesday on her ethical violations, which noted that she used her position “in an effort to influence the outcome of an election,” “knowingly and willfully made a false statement of material fact” during her December 2022 interview and “actively participated in a partisan political campaign” in violation of department policy. The report notes that the department declined to prosecute Rollins for lying to federal investigators.
After multiple inquiries from the DCNF, the DOJ did not answer why it would not prosecute Rollins. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Plans To Commemorate George Floyd’s Death By Announcing New Law Enforcement Policy)
Rachael Rollins committed “one of the most egregious Hatch Act violations that OSC has investigated.”
Not only was she a Soros prosecutor, she was the single most extreme US Attorney in the country!
While her resignation is a major victory, the fact the Biden DOJ declined to… https://t.co/2s3kYW8sy6
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 19, 2023
Rollins denied leaking non-public DOJ information to the press during a Dec. 6 testimony under oath but admitted during a Dec. 15 interview with the OIG that she did after text messages revealed she had been the source, according to the OIG report.
The OIG initially referred the false statements allegation to the DOJ on Dec. 16, 2022, which informed the OIG that it declined to prosecute Rollins on Jan. 6, 2023.
Rollins “repeatedly attempted to sabotage the campaign of a political candidate by leaking non public U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) information to the media to plant a story that he was facing a DOJ investigation” and “attended a political party fundraiser in her official capacity” in violation of the Hatch Act, the OSG report said.
The DOJ has also come under fire from Republicans recently for failing to prosecute protestors outside of Supreme Court justices’ homes following the Dobbs decision.
Training slides for U.S. Marshals obtained by Republican Alabama Sen. Katie Britt in March revealed that they were told not to take criminal enforcement actions “unless absolutely necessary” and that making arrests was “not the goal,” contradicting Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony that Marshals had been given “full authority” to make arrests under any federal statute.
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