The nation’s top law enforcement organization has been dragging its feet and refusing to discuss its potential issues with conflict of interest and bias in policing significant cases that expose the President’s connection to a number of criminal issues, according to a July filing about a lawsuit against the Department of Justice.
The content on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s phone and laptop, which could incriminate other members of the Biden family, including Joe Biden, in serious crimes, is of particular concern.
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about the disclosure of documents to a citizen watchdog group that could be harmful to Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden has been ignored by the Biden organization.
The Biden administration has thus far ignored the watchdog group, which asserts that its goal is to reestablish public confidence in the government.
The lawsuit declares in its opening paragraph that “Plaintiff Protect the Public’s Trust brings this action against the U.S. Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 (“FOIA”), and the Declaratory Judgement Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201 and 2202, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to compel compliance with the requirements of FOIA.”
The DOJ, led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, allegedly refuses to respond to the FOIA request for a full year and won’t ever say whether they will even comply:
“On June 1, 2021, PPT submitted a FOIA request to the Department seeking the following records from the Department’s Justice Management Division: From November 23, 2020 through the date this request is processed, all waivers, impartiality determinations, or any other guidance issued to political appointees of the Biden Administration, exempting them from any part of their obligations as defined in relevant laws, regulations, rules, and/or the Biden Administration’s Ethics Pledge. This request also includes any records and communications between employees of the JMD, as well as any records and communications between the JMD and any political appointees regarding waivers or impartiality determinations.”
In line with a news statement from the organization:
While urging transparent and timely disclosure to other agencies, Justice refuses to provide documents about waivers to ethics rules
Today, watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust announced a federal transparency lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) for DOJ’s refusal to comply with requests for records regarding waivers to federal ethics laws and potential conflicts of interest among high-level staff. Media reports and publicly available documents indicate the potential for bias or conflicts of interest among several officials with respect to high-profile cases, such as the Hunter Biden and Durham investigations and an upcoming Supreme Court case that could affect affirmative action in higher education.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Biden administration “has filled some of the highest ranks of DOJ with officials who have been criticized for possible bias or potential conflicts of interest in high-profile cases,” Protect the Public’s Trust alleged in a press release, citing media reports and public documents.
The high-profile cases include the reported federal financial crimes investigation of Hunter Biden and Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of the discredited Trump-Russia collusion investigation.