Is it possible that the Civil Rights division of the Justice Department needs to be trained in how to effectively – and legally – hire people for its own organization?
In a very small article that I almost missed in today’s Newsday, “…the department said it also was looking into hiring practices within its Civil Rights division. Lawmakers have questioned whether the division has hired prosecutors with strong political resumes but little civil rights experience.”
Apparantly the department’s former White House aide admitted that she erred in considering applicants’ Republican Party loyalty before approving their hires.
In an unusual move, a letter signed by Justice Inspector General Fine and Office of Professional Responsibility counsel Jarrett, effectively widened the existing Justice Department probe into hiring practices by the White House aide, other Justice officials, the Civil Rights division, the department’s honors programs and summer law intern positions.
Nothing quite like the fox being in charge of the hen house.