DOJ Twice Ordered Prosecutors to Publicly Support Trump Admin’s Policy Goals: Report

The Department of Justice in February has twice ordered U.S. Attorney’s offices throughout the nation to voice support for Trump administration policy goals, according to a Saturday report from CNN. The reporting illustrated a growing divide between Attorney General William Barr’s execution of President Donald Trump’s agenda and traditionally apolitical underlings.

“First, the department ordered prosecutors to hold news conferences, make statements and use social media to promote Barr’s initiative to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities,’ according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter,” the report said.

While the DOJ went on to issue a retraction of the directive, at least two current federal prosecutors had already published op-eds on the requested topic–likely timed to illustrate the
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