Following U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins’s resignation amid ethics concerns, CREW Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel Donald K. Sherman released the following statement:

“U.S. Attorney General Rachael Rollins made the right decision to resign from her post after it was revealed she attended political fundraisers, leaked sensitive law enforcement information against a political candidate, and ignored advice from ethics advisors about how to best comply with the law. Political appointees especially must abide by important ethics rules and procedures, like the Hatch Act, which is one of the clearest and most important laws governing federal officials. It is even more troubling when federal prosecutors involve themselves in partisan activities, threatening the independence of the Department of Justice. Rollins’ decision to meddle in the Democratic primary undermined her impartially in her job and the integrity of the agency.”