Protect Democracy Files Complaint with DOJ Seeking Investigation Into Trump’s Improper Influence on Specific Enforcement Matters
- January 4, 2018
Today, Protect Democracy filed a complaint with the Justice Department’s Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility, in light of reporting that the Justice Department has bowed to President Trump’s pressure to investigate his political opponent. As the filing explains, for the Justice Department to pursue a specific investigation or enforcement action based on White House influence would violate our country’s and the Department’s most foundational principles—that we are a nation of laws, with equal justice under law for all. The letter asks the offices to open an immediate inquiry and take all appropriate remedial actions if any Justice Department officials are engaging in investigative or prosecutorial actions in a specific matter in response to White House political pressure.