Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo to Department of Justice (DOJ) employees reiterating the agency’s policy that prohibits communicating with congressional lawmakers.
Garland wrote in a Tuesday memo to staff that the agency is reminding “all Department personnel of our existing policies regarding communications between the Justice Department and Congress,” citing and directing to a Justice Manual provision that states “communications between the Department and Congress … will be managed or coordinated by” the department’s Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA).
“Like the policies regarding communications with the White House, these policies ‘are designed to protect our criminal and civil law enforcement decisions, and our legal judgments, from partisan or other inappropriate influences, whether real or perceived, direct or indirect,’” Tuesday’s memo added….


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