09.24.19

Comment In Opposition To The Nomination of Daniel Jorjani To Be Solicitor At The Department Of The Interior

“I opposed the nomination of Daniel Jorjani to serve as the Interior Department’s Solicitor, in large part because he was a chief architect of the deeply harmful policy to inject political interference into the Department’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses. This legally dubious policy – and Mr. Jorjani’s role in creating it – has raised serious, bipartisan concerns, and is now under investigation by the Department’s Inspector General. I also share the concerns that Mr. Jorjani may have misled the Senate, under oath, about his involvement in the Department’s politicization of FOIA responses.  Mr. Jorjani’s willingness to put politics above the law should disqualify him from serving as the Interior Department’s top lawyer.”

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