Bizarre Press Release About PA Military Ballot Issue Raises Eyebrows Among DOJ Alum

Talking Points Memo

Why was the U.S. Attorney’s office running afoul of DOJ policy regarding the announcements of such investigations? Gerry Hebert, a former DOJ official who for several years worked in its voting section, said in an email that Thursday’s press release was “inconsistent with DOJ handbook for prosecuting election cases, which generally discourage public statements by DOJ re: ongoing investigations.”

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