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Sunday, June 24, 2012

OIG reported that DOJ favored politically conservative candidates in hiring
Kimberly Bennett at 12:00 AM ET

On June 24, 2008, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported that the traditionally non-partisan DOJ improperly granted preferential treatment to conservative candidates in assessing job and summer internship applications under a 2002 screening program, supporting accusations that the Bush administration was politicizing the department. The report [PDF] accuses former Civil Rights Division head Bradley Schlozman of violating federal law by engaging in discrimination and making false statements to Congress when questioned about hiring practices. Schlozman resigned in August 2007 following accusations that he improperly influenced decisions to prosecute voter fraud.

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