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December 14, 2016

Justice Department’s Leslie Caldwell Apologizes for “Put-Down of Colleagues” at Federalist Society Event

Leslie Caldwell, who oversees the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, spoke at a Federalist Society event last week on the issue of government over-enforcement stating “not all U.S. attorney’s offices are created equal.” She went on to say that, “the U.S. attorney’s manual is something much more used in Washington than in the field.”

Over the weekend, Caldwell sent a “Dear Friends and colleague” letter to all the U.S. attorney’s offices around the country, “apologizing profusely for her remarks.”

The Wall Street Journal notes that “the apology may end up serving as a capstone to what has been a thorny issue for the Justice Department during the Obama administration – the investigations of major corporations.”

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