US Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins resigned on Friday after the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General and the Special Counsel’s office found that she used her position to influence a local election and lied to investigators, the Associated Press reported.
Just two days before Rollins resigned, the Inspector General and the Office of Special Counsel released scathing reports revealing unprecedented misconduct on the part of Massachusetts’ top federal law enforcement official.
The Inspector General’s 155-page report includes texts, emails, and other documented evidence of Rollins’ ethical and criminal acts throughout her brief tenure as the US Attorney for Massachusetts.
While serving as US Attorney, the Soros-backed prosecutor acted as a campaign advisor for a Democrat candidate running to replace her as District Attorney of Suffolk County.
Additionally, Rollins leaked information to the press in hopes of sabotaging the campaign of her successor in Suffolk County, District Attorney Kevin Hayden to suggest that he might be under federal investigation.
After Hayden defeated the candidate Rollins supported in the race, Rollins shared with a reporter from the Boston Herald a non-public letter from the Justice Department detailing her recusal from any investigation into Hayden.
At first, Rollins denied under oath that she was the source of the leak in the Boston Herald story. She later admitted that she was.
The Inspector General referred Rollins to the Justice Department for possible prosecution for making false statements. However, the Justice Department declined to prosecute.
Meanwhile, the Special Counsel found that Rollins violated the Hatch Act on multiple occasions. In his letter to President Biden, Special Counsel Henry Kerner described Rollins’ actions as the “most egregious” violations his agency ever investigated.
Rollins was barely confirmed by the US Senate in 2021, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.
Republicans strongly opposed the Soros-backed prosecutor over her progressive pro-criminal policies when she served as district attorney of Suffolk County.