Federal Law Enforcement

Statement of Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer on Justice Department Politicization

By Quinta Jurecic
Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 5:47 PM

Former Deputy Attorney General Donald Ayer will testify on June 24 alongside Justice Department attorneys Aaron Zelinsky and John Elias, as well as former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Justice Department politicization. In his prepared statement, available here and below, Ayer argues that Attorney General William Barr "has ... grossly misused his powers as Attorney General to advance the president’s personal and political interests, and to protect his friends."

The prepared statements of Zelinsky and Elias are available here.