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DOJ Bars Top Officials From Partisan Events Before Election (1)

Aug. 30, 2022, 5:34 PM

The Justice Department’s political appointees will be barred from attending partisan events prior to the midterm elections, under a new policy enacted amid scrutiny over the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home.

Until now, political appointees have been allowed to generally participate in political activities such as campaign events during their time off as long as they adhered to some restrictions, such as not addressing a rally or convention for a candidate for office.

Under the new policy approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland and released Tuesday, employees who hold political positions no longer can even ...