Politics Jeff Hauser: McBride nomination is a return to administrations that ended 'rule-of-law' and 'rich-person accountability'
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Hauser also told Insider that he and Sebastian Stan are 'actively' looking to do a dark comedy together after starring in the 2017 movie, "I, Tonya."The book contained a list of people Sebastian Stan's Marvel character must make amends with after wronging them.
Jeff Hauser, executive director of The Revolving Door Project (RDP) at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), said in an interview on Thursday that the nomination of a former Exxon attorney to be General Counsel to the Treasury Department is a return to the "same old, same old" nominees that defined previous Democratic administrations
"I think that on the legal side of the Biden administration, it's the same old, same old. We're seeing a return to the types of appointees that have characterized previous Democratic administrations, that brought you the end of the rule-of-law and the end of white-collar criminal, rich-person accountability," Hauser said while appearing on Hill.TV's "Rising."
Garland sparks anger with willingness to side with Trump
Attorney General Merrick Garland has angered Trump critics and the Biden administration's most ardent supporters in his first three months of office, as his Department of Justice (DOJ) has shown an increased willingness to side in court with the Trump administration. The early signs from Garland's DOJ are worrying for those who are hoping that the new administration will provide transparency and accountability around what many saw as the department's misuse of power during the Trump administration.
The White House announced last week that it had tapped Neil MacBride, former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to be General Counsel to the Department of the Treasury. Activists and progressive lawmakers have spoken out against McBride's nomination as he once sued the Treasury Department on behalf of ExxonMobil when the department penalized the company for allegedly violating international sanctions.
"Merrick Garland is, as Attorney General, what I like to call an 'unfrozen caveman Clintonite.' He went into the judiciary during Bill Clinton's presidency and he is bringing back that 1990's Justice Department energy to the Biden administration," Hauser added, saying that this type of "1990's energy" is not needed.
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