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Federal Judge Accuses Justice Dept. Attorneys of Possible “Fraud Upon the Court”
From any neutral viewpoint, it’s a big and serious story when a federal judge (appointed by Clinton) accuses seven Justice Department attorneys of fraud in a whistleblower case. In essence, the judge is alleging the worst sorts of ethical violations–possibly criminal–against the very government attorneys who are supposed to protect the public’s interest.
In a newly unsealed, Dec. 1, 2014, court ruling that legal experts said was highly unusual, Allegra accused seven Justice Department lawyers of “fraud upon the court,” banned them from making any further filings in the case and took the unusual step of directly notifying Attorney General Eric Holder.
“[Judge] Allegra said the government attorneys may have intimidated a witness and charged that seven of them may have kept illegal behavior secret from the court.”
What happens when those who are supposed to protect the public’s interest harm the public’s interest? To whom can citizens turn?
What happens when the nation’s chief law enforcement agency loses the public’s confidence?
How can the same Justice Dept. convince the public it is conducting an independent investigation of the IRS while defending the IRS in private litigation?
The same Justice Dept. fails to follow Freedom of Information law…while defending other federal agencies defying the law as well…using your tax dollars.
Is this story getting its due coverage? If not…why?
What are your thoughts?
Here are some articles discussing this extraordinary case and the judge’s allegations:
Since this article refers to both President and Mrs. Clinton, they are sometimes referred to by their first names for clarity. Most of the information is from the FBI report. Some contextual facts and dates have been added. The Takeaways. The Players. The Timeline. The Takeaways The FBI could not review all of the […]