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Biden's Pick for Massachusetts U.S. Attorney to Resign Amid Ethics Probe

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  • 05/17/2023
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Joe Biden’s radical pick for U.S. attorney for Massachusetts is heading for the exit amid an ethics investigation. 

According to the Daily Caller:

Rachael Rollins, who was sworn into the role in 2022 after being appointed and confirmed in 2021, will submit her official resignation to President Joe Biden before the end of the day on Friday, her attorney told AP. The DOJ launched its investigation after Rollins attended a Democratic National Committee fundraiser featuring First Lady Jill Biden in July 2022, during which investigators also looked into her travel history and use of a personal cellphone for business purposes, the AP reported.

“She is optimistic that the important work she started will continue but understands that her presence has become a distraction,” the attorney told AP. “The work of the office and the Department of Justice is far too important to be overshadowed by anything else.”

Before being nominated by Biden, she was yet another “Soros-backed prosecutor,” taking the position of District Attorney for Suffolk County in January 2019. Suffolk County comprises of Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.

She had made her pro-criminal stances public, and had personally claimed to be “exhausted” because police officers “shoot us in the street as if we were animals.” 

Within a month after Rollins was elected, the National Police Association filed a formal complaint with the Office of the Bar Counsel in Massachusetts against her, alleging that she had “reckless disregard for the laws enacted by the Massachusetts General Assembly mandate.” They were specifically referring to a campaign promise of hers not to prosecute entire classes of crimes that would “adversely and will foreseeably impact the safety and well-being of those that she is soon charged to represent.” 

She disregarded those concerns and published a policy memo she claimed was “data driven” and “grounded in science.” In it, fifteen categories of crimes are outlined that she says should either be “outright dismissed prior to arraignment,” or, where appropriate, “diverted and treated as a civil infraction.”

Those fifteen crimes are trespassing, shoplifting, larceny under $250, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended or revoked license, breaking and entering into a vacant property or property for the purpose of “sleeping or seeking refuge from the cold,” wanton or malicious destruction of property, threats, minors in possession of alcohol, drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, resisting arrest (when the only charge is resisting arrest), and resisting arrest (if the other charges fall on this list).

This policy prevents criminals who later commit more serious crimes from having those prior offenses on their record, so a sentence enhancement can’t be sought.

As the Heritage Foundation’s Charles Stimson puts it “In other words, in Boston, a violent career felon can break into your home, be in possession of cocaine, plan to distribute that cocaine to others, and resist arrest after you call the police, and all the charges will be ‘outright dismissed,’ so long as the reason he broke into your house—and terrified your family—was because he wanted ‘to sleep’ or was ‘seeking refuge’ from the cold.”

Her memo also established a new policy on cash bail and pretrial release of “presumptive recommendation of release on personal recognizance without conditions. This presumption will be rebutted only if there is clear evidence of a flight risk.” She ordered that her office apply her cash bail and pretrial release policy retroactively to anyone held on cash bail of $25k of less.

By August of 2020, the number of shootings in Boston was up 29 percent from when Rollins took her position, and deadly shootings were up 34 percent.

And in response to all of this, Biden saw her as the perfect nominee for U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. 

Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros


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