Letter to President Biden on United States Attorneys

Dear President Joseph R. Biden Jr., You were elected on what the Marshall Project termed, “the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations.” Already, in your first month in office, you have repeatedly demonstrated your eagerness to follow through on key promises. Now, you have an opportunity to make additional [...]

2021-03-17T16:04:45-04:00March 17th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Restoring Integrity and Independence at the Department of Justice

March 15, 2021 Attorney General Merrick Garland United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 Attorney General Garland, We, the undersigned organizations, are encouraged by the commitment you have expressed during your confirmation process to restoring the integrity and independence of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). As you recently said at your [...]

2021-03-15T15:47:08-04:00March 15th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter|

Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife with allegations of political interference [...]

CNN: Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department

Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two federal employees are calling for an investigation into the hiring of a senior Justice Department official who had been interviewed by a manager who resigned shortly after -- [...]

The New York Times: Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term.

Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term. This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistle-blowers on Wednesday accused Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a former Justice Department official, of politicizing the hiring process in the waning days of President [...]

NPR: Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump’s Last Days

Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump's Last Days This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistleblowers assert that a Justice Department official improperly injected politics into the hiring process during his waning days in the Trump administration, according to a new filing obtained by NPR. The [...]

NPR: Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump’s Last Days

Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump's Last Days This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistleblowers assert that a Justice Department official improperly injected politics into the hiring process during his waning days in the Trump administration, according to a new filing obtained by NPR. The [...]

2021-03-10T16:31:34-05:00March 10th, 2021|Department of Justice, In The News|

Press Release: Department of Justice Whistleblowers File Complaints Accusing Outgoing Trump Administration Official of Politicizing the Career Civil Service Promotion Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2021 Department of Justice Whistleblowers File Complaints Accusing Outgoing Trump Administration Official of Politicizing the Career Civil Service Promotion Process Political Appointee Jeffrey Bossert Clark Passed Over More Experienced Attorneys to Promote Defender of Controversial Trump Abortion Policy Just Days Before Departure WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project, on behalf of [...]

Letter to U.S. District Court Judges on Access to Capitol Attack Proceedings

January 25, 2021 Dear Director Duff and Judge Fleissig: The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S Capitol has left an indelible stain on American democracy. We cannot move forward as a nation until those responsible are held accountable. As you know, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun indicting many of the alleged perpetrators in [...]

2021-01-25T16:53:17-05:00January 25th, 2021|Department of Justice, Letter, National Security|

CommonDreams: Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes

Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday confirmed reporting that he will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, a coalition of public interest groups urged the attorney general-designate [...]

2021-01-08T16:02:43-05:00January 8th, 2021|Department of Justice, In The News, Judicial Oversight|