Thu Sep 1, 2022 AT 10:17 AM EDT
Attorney General Merrick Garland has issued a memo blocking Justice Department employees from communicating with members of Congress in the wake of whistleblower disclosures regarding the FBI probe into Hunter Biden’s business affairs.
Garland wrote that all communication with Congress must be conducted through the department’s office of legislative affairs.
The policy is “to protect our criminal and civil law enforcement decisions, and our legal judgment from partisans or other inappropriate influences, whether real or perceived or indirect,” he said in the memo, sent late Tuesday.
However, Garland stressed the new policies “are not intended to conflict with or limit whistleblower protections” and that “Congress may carry out its legislative oversight functions.” Read Full Story