ALG urges Senate Judiciary Committee to revisit Holder Justice Department corruption

July 30, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to follow up on its investigation of alleged Justice Department corruption under former Attorney General Eric Holder during the Obama administration:

“More than seven years ago, the Department of Justice responded to a letter authored by then-Ranking Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley related to government corruption in the Virgin Islands with a denial of knowledge of any malfeasance.  Given the history of the DOJ between 2009 and 2017 of being less than forthcoming with information that would reflect badly on the Agency, Americans for Limited Government has filed a FOIA request asking for documents related to the underlying corruption case involving the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee should circle back with DOJ with a renewed effort to determine whether there was, as is alleged, a major corruption investigation over actions taken for a 10-year period which was undermined, as alleged, through the bribing of key U.S. DOJ prosecutors. Given the recent re-emergence of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the news, it is important to determine if DOJ prosecutors on the Island were compromised.”

Attachments:

Senator Chuck Grassley letter to the Justice Department, Feb. 10, 2012 at
https://www.scribd.com/doc/83019343/2012-02-10-CEG-to-DOJ-Virgin-Islands-Bribery

DOJ’s response to Senator Grassley, Feb. 24, 2012 at https://www.scribd.com/doc/83019345/2012-02-24-Response-to-Sen-Grassley

Americans for Limited Government FOIA Request, July 23, 2019 at https://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FOIA-Related-To-Public-Corruption-In-Holder-DOJ.pdf

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 1 or at media@limitgov.org

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