ALG urges Senate committee to reject Jessie Liu nomination

Feb. 10, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to reject the nomination of U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu for Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Treasury:

“U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu should not receive a promotion to the extremely important position of Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes at the U.S. Treasury. Liu’s tenure at the head of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the District since 2017 has been a disaster, as she was unable to determine the corruption right under her nose at the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, the State Department and the National Security Council.

“What’s more, in spite of overwhelming evidence that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was innocent of perjury charges with exculpatory evidence being withheld by the D.C. prosecutors, Liu is persisting on pursuing this political prosecution to jail Flynn. Even more astonishing is the fact that Liu effectively allowed a Senate Intelligence Committee staffer to walk away with a slap on the wrist for leaking classified information, and minimized the prosecution of a spy ring that had infiltrated the entire email system of the House of Representatives.

“While I’m confident that Liu has gained many powerful political benefactors for the blind eye she has turned on swamp corruption, she should not be elevated to a position with extraordinary national security implications. Americans for Limited Government urges the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to reject her nomination.”

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