The Inspector General at the Department of Justice, Glenn Fine, informed the Judiciary Committee today that he was expanding his investigation of the U.S. Attorneys issue to consider additional concerns about improper politicization taking place within the Department. Chairman John Conyers issued the following statement:
The Inspector General’s decision to further expand its investigation into the politicization of the Justice Department demonstrates the clear need for oversight. Ms. Goodling’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee indicated that political litmus tests were administered to applicants for some career, nonpolitical positions within the Department. This gives me great concern and reinforces the need to continue with our investigation into the U.S. Attorney firings and related matters.