A recently released report from DOJ’s Inspector General found that Acting Assistant Attorney General Bradley Schlozman gave false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee (both in his oral testimony and in written supplemental testimony) regarding his partisan misuse of his office and his violations of the Civil Service Reform Act.
Page 64 of the report states unambiguously that, “Schlozman made false statements about whether he considered political and ideological affiliations when he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee and in his written responses to supplemental questions from the Committee.” The IG report further notes that Schlozman “made false statements to Congress” and referred the matter to the US Attorney’s office for prosecution. Inexplicably, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia declined prosecution of Schlozman. The same U.S. Attorney ‘s office now announces that it has decided to pursue charges against a professional baseball player.
Baseball players and ordinary citizens lie. Lawyers and politicians make misstatements of fact which they later regret. Totally different things, you understand.
(Thanks to Ron Rollins for the heads up)