Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins, Appointed Despite Unhinged Rant, To Resign After Ethics Probe
“Rollins was a controversial pick to be Massachusetts’ top federal law enforcer and twice needed Vice President Kamala Harris to break a tie for her nomination to move forward in the Senate amid fierce opposition”
Rachael Rollins is reportedly going to submit her letter of resignation by this Friday following an ethics probe that has gone on for months.
As we reported in 2021, Rollins was supported by all the usual left-wing suspects in Massachusetts and even threatened reporters who tried to question her.
Meet the new US attorney for Massachusetts @DARollins pic.twitter.com/3pboCuBklr
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) December 8, 2021
The Associated Press report is very sympathetic to her:
Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins to resign after Justice Department watchdog probe
Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins will resign following a monthslong investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general into her appearance at a political fundraiser and other potential ethics issues, her attorney said Tuesday.
The Justice Department’s watchdog has yet to release its report detailing the findings of its investigation, but an attorney for Rollins told The Associated Press that she will be submitting a letter of resignation to President Joe Biden by close of business Friday.
The resignation of a U.S. attorney amid ethics concerns is an exceedingly rare phenomenon and is especially notable for a Justice Department that under Attorney General Merrick Garland has sought to restore a sense of normalcy and good governance following the turbulent four years of the Trump administration.
A sense of normalcy? Really?
The report goes on, stop me if you’ve heard this one before:
Rollins was a controversial pick to be Massachusetts’ top federal law enforcer and twice needed Vice President Kamala Harris to break a tie for her nomination to move forward in the Senate amid fierce opposition from Republicans, who painted her as a radical.
Before taking the high-profile U.S. attorney job, she was the top prosecutor for Suffolk County, which includes Boston. In her role there, she sparred with Boston’s largest police union and pushed ambitious criminal justice changes, most notably a policy not to prosecute certain low-level crimes such as shoplifting.
More from CBS News:
The Associated Press was the first to report in November that the inspector general’s office had opened an investigation into Rollins over her appearance last year at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser featuring first lady Jill Biden.
People familiar with the investigation told the AP at the time that the probe had expanded into other areas, including Rollins’ use of her personal cellphone to conduct Justice Department business and a trip she took to California that was paid for by an outside group.
Massachusetts senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren issued a joint statement about Rollins’ resignation.
“Rachael Rollins has for years dedicated herself to the people of Massachusetts and equal justice under the law. We will respect her decision,” the statement said.
Senator Tom Cotton commented on Twitter:
I warned Democratic senators that Rachael Rollins wasn’t only a pro-criminal ideologue, but also had a history of poor judgment and ethical lapses.https://t.co/WEz6JBJYyk
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 16, 2023
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Could this be related to Hunter’s laptop sex videos?
How did you know?
Maybe Howie told him?
— Opinionated with all the stereotypical lefty viewpoints (=always wrong but never in doubt).
Common themes with Democrat pols.
Emphasis on stupid. But these maligant idiots are put in place because they’re malignant idiots.
Just ask George Soros.
Usually you should not assign maliciousness where stupid explains an action but in this case it is the opposite. She is not stupid, she is malicious.
She is stupid AND malicious. They are not mutually exclusive as the Democrat party proves with regularity.
Are there any hinged Democratic prosecutors?
Isn’t it funny how these lunatic prosecutors end up resigning just before a report on the ethics of their behavior is released? It’s as if they think they can avoid any legal repercussion if they resign. Oh wait, they can. The report will be released, it will be immediately declared moot because of her resignation and Rollins will simply walk away to a new job without facing the consequences of her behavior and actions.
The Kim Gardner hairdo (or lack-thereof) is a big giveaway. Maybe this freak will take some nursing courses, too.
Leave nurses alone
She cut it short so Joe couldn’t sniff it.
Even Joe has some standards, I hope.
Yes, at least faintly respiratory
She probably has a job lined up with Perkins Coie or a teaching job somewhere.
“including Rollins’ use of her personal cellphone to conduct Justice Department business”
Well, this is confusing. I could see how the opposite could be an ethical violation, but this is just letting Uncle Sam eat up your personal minutes.
Unless you consider the possibility that the business she was conducting was monkey.
Should have done a Hillary and just smashed them with a hammer. Poof! Problems gone.
I’m guessing it relates to auditability and records-keeping.
I have to conduct school business through school devices (or school apps on my personal devices). It is for record keeping and preventing abuse.
Government people using personal devices for work are most probably not treating data securely or are attempting to get around record keeping rules.
/This. The reason gov’t employees can’t use their personal devices (or set up their own private servers) for work is that there needs to be a record of all government work/communications. Security is another reason, of course.
Gotta use the govt provided electronic devices and the govt email to conduct govt business by reg.
As someone from MA, trust me, this one was a real winner, good riddance.
The repubs did all they could to block her nomination from getting approved. Many were much more vocal than normal with warnings, the Manchin’s and Sinema’s plus all the other dems didn’t bite and voted for her anyway.
I left Rockport last September and relocated back in America.
Getting to the point if I see a picture of a lawyer that is black/ and gay
I think crazy
Personally, I think she is PERFECT for MA.
Yeah, I think Letitia and Alvin are perfect for NY, too.
The problem is, they keep creeping out of their own state and annoying others.
If we look back at almost all of the Biden appointees, we will see this same profile of radicalism. The worst is the new SCOTUS appointee Jackson. She is as radical as this lunatic but has much great destructive power, and for many years to come. It looks as if the radical left has taken over the Democrat party completely and that any nominee by them or Biden will be this bad if not worse. His cabinet reflects the depth of incompetence and the thought of four more years is staggering.
Sorry, not buying this story. Neither of the issues she has been accused of would have been bad enough to drive her from office (see Kim Gardner and how long she lasted with much more serious allegations).
Garland has now said he won’t prosecute her either.
I suspect something(s) MUCH more serious are being quietly swept under the rug here.
Also missing from the LI article: the crucial term “Soros-funded.”
“Arroyo suggested to Rollins that her office should announce an investigation into Hayden.”
Now where have we heard that tactic used by the left before?