If anyone needed proof that President Joe Biden's Department of Justice operates with a clear double standard at play, that double standard is on full display regarding embattled U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Rachael Rollins.
According to Breitbart, Rollins, who submitted her resignation following an intense ethics investigation for multiple situations, is seemingly well-protected by Biden's DOJ.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) filed a lengthy report regarding Rollins' various ethics scandals and referred the report to the Justice Department for charging.
The OIG clearly determined that at the very least, she lied under oath, yet Justice doesn't seem to intend to press forward with charges against her.
The OIG's report laid explained how its referral to DOJ didn't result in any action taken against her.
"On December 16, 2022, pursuant to the Inspector General Act, 5 U.S.C. § 404(d), the OIG referred the false statements allegation to the Department for a prosecutive decision. On January 6, 2023, the Department informed the OIG that it declined prosecution," the report read.
Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) opted not to prosecute U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Rachael Rollins after the Office of the Inspector General determined that she lied under oath and referred its allegation to the DOJ. https://t.co/nNJ960Knj0
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 21, 2023
The report found that Rollins, who President Joe Biden nominated to be a U.S. attorney in 2021, aided Boston City Councilman Ricardo Arroyo (D) in the Democrat primary for Suffolk County district attorney by providing negative information about his opponent, then-interim Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden, to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald. This effort allegedly included Rollins giving the Herald “non-public, sensitive [Department of Justice] material,” which she only had access to because of her position:
Rollins also solicited dozens of Boston Celtics tickets for "youth basketball players for use by her in connection with her official position as U.S. Attorney," the report noted, adding that she accepted two tickets that the Celtics provided to her due to her official position."
Rachael Rollins committed so many ethical violations that an Inspector General referred her for criminal prosecution. What did Merrick Garland do? Nothing.
Just another example of DOJ’s double standard. pic.twitter.com/UMvkopWUC8
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 18, 2023
To nobody's surprise, Rollins recently announced her resignation in the wake of the OIG's damning report, according to ABC News.
Rollins was reportedly a "rising star" among powerful Democrats when President Biden nominated her for U.S. Attorney in 2021. Her downfall was rapid, as she came under federal investigation somewhat quickly.
"After the dust settles and she resigns, Rachael will make herself available to answer questions," said her attorney, former Inspector General Michael Bromwich.
One can easily wonder if the DOJ would have taken more of an interest in charging her if she had an "R" behind her name instead of a "D."