Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility Investigate DoJ for Illegalities

Brian Zick

Margaret Talev and Greg Gordon for McClatchy report: The Justice Department is expanding its internal inquiry to look into new allegations that senior department officials improperly filled career jobs based on applicants' Republican or conservative credentials.In a joint announcement Wednesday, officials at the department's Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility said their inquiry now included scrutiny of hiring in the Civil Rights Division, which oversees voting rights.Politicization of civil service positions could violate department policy or federal law.

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