Richard Pilger, Head of Director Crimes Branch in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Public Integrity Section, has resigned over the decision by Attorney General Bill Barr to authorize election fraud investigations in the 2020 election. The New York Times reported that Pilger “stepped down from the post within hours” of Barr’s authorization.
Pilger wrote a letter to colleagues in which he informed them that he would move to a nonsupervisory role working on corruption prosecutions.
As attorney Harmeet Dhillon points out, Pilger has a sketchy past involvement with Lois Lerner who, during the Obama presidency, allegedly colluding with Lerner to target and prosecute conservative organizations for IRS violations.
Pilger also refused to answer over 36 questions about the IRS scandal while under subpoena for Darrell Issa, for the House Oversight Committee in 2014.
Go figure that the guy who conspired with Lois Lerner to suppress conservative speech during the Obama years, was head of voter fraud investigations. The swamp runs deep, but with one less swamp creature in it tonight.