GOP Senator Tom Cotton told Attorney General Merrick Garland to go pound sand making clear to all FBI and Department of Justice officials they should ignore Merrick’s effort to muzzle whistleblowers.
Tom said: “DOJ employees, take notice: No matter what this memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden.”
Garland recently issued a memo to Justice Department employees telling them not to talk to Congress. Garland said all communication with Congress must be handled by the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) “no department employee may communicate with Senators, Representatives, congressional committees, or congressional staff without advance coordination, consultation, and approval by OLA.
“All congressional inquiries and correspondence from Members, committees, and staff should be immediately directed to OLA upon receipt.”
Garland continued saying the policies are in place to protect the DOJ’s “criminal and civil law enforcement decisions, and its legal judgments, from partisan or other inappropriate influences, whether real or perceived, direct or indict.”
He added that the policies are not “intended to conflict with or limit whistleblower protections.”
This comes after whistleblowers dropped the dime on political bias at the Department to GOP members of Congress.
Tim Thibault, an assistant special agent, retired over allegations he helped bury Hunter Biden’s laptop story.
“He firmly believes that any investigation will conclude that his supervision, leadership, and decision making were not impacted by political bias or partisanship of any kind,” Thibault’s lawyer said.
“He is confident that all of his decisions were consistent with the FBI’s highest standards for ethics and integrity.”
DOJ employees, take notice: No matter what this memo says, you are protected by federal law if you contact my office to blow the whistle on the improper politicization of the Department of Justice by Merrick Garland and Joe Biden. https://t.co/agu5RJwos8
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 31, 2022
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