Justice Department Updates White House Contact Policy

New rules limit contact and push for more independent DOJ.

Last week, the Department of Justice released new guidelines aimed at limiting the ability of the White House to impact ongoing federal law enforcement matters. One of the major campaign promises of President Biden was to enforce a more independent Justice Department. The memo released by Attorney General Merrick Garland would strictly enforce and limit contact between Justice Department employees and the White House. 

In the memo, AG Garland said, “The success of the Department of Justice depends upon the trust of the American people. That trust must be earned every day, and we can do so only through our adherence to the long-standing departmental norms of independence from inappropriate influences, the principled exercise of discretion, and the treatment of like cases alike.” He went on to say that the Department would only alert the president about actions taken if, as leader of the executive branch, it was necessary for them to carry out their duties.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the Justice Department would be as apolitical as possible. 
  • For AG Garland to be used by the Lord to increase justice in the U.S.
  • For the White House to work with the Justice Department to promote public trust. 

Sources: Politico, USA Today


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