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Press Release Published: May 18, 2023

Comer Statement on DOJ & OSC Reports Finding Biden-Nominated Attorney Rachael Rollins Violated Ethics Laws

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued the following statement on reports issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General and U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) concluding that Biden-nominated U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins egregiously violated the Hatch Act, willfully made false statements under oath, and disclosed non-public DOJ information to media:

“U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins is a walking, talking ethical nightmare. The Department of Justice and U.S. Office of Special Counsel have each determined that Biden-nominated U.S. Attorney Rollins has breached public trust in extraordinary fashion. While in her position, Rollins leaked sensitive DOJ information to influence an election, illegally attended a Democrat fundraiser, and deliberately misled investigators under oath. It’s now clear Rollins used her position of power to be a political operative and seemingly transformed her taxpayer-funded office into an arm of the Democratic Party. Her resignation can’t come soon enough. Whether it’s the Biden family’s influence peddling or the actions of a U.S. Attorney, this White House continues to turn a blind eye to ethical standards. Americans deserve meaningful oversight, and the Oversight Committee will continue to hold officials accountable at the highest levels of our government.”     

Read the DOJ Office of the Inspector General Report HERE.

Read the U.S. Office of Special Counsel Report HERE.