Rachael Rollins, 'Soros attorney' in Massachusetts, resigns after DOJ accuses her of partisan conduct and malfeasance

The investigation further concluded that Rollins abused her position, violated the ethics code and leaked information to influence the Suffolk County district attorney election.

Rachael Rollins, U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, announced her resignation following the release of a report by the Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging partisan conduct and malfeasance. The report accuses Collins, one of the "Soros attorneys," of participation in Democratic Party events, abuse of power, ignoring the DOJ's gift and travel policy and, in particular, filtering internal DOJ information journalists to favor the candidate she endorsed for Suffolk County district attorney.

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Rollins: "far short of the standards of professionalism"

The report's conclusion is devastating. The Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz was highly critical of the prosecutor's work and attitude, going so far as to criticize her professionalism and judgment. She was nominated for the position by the Biden administration.

We found Rollins’s conduct described throughout this report violated federal regulations, numerous DOJ policies, her Ethics Agreement, and applicable law, and fell far short of the standards of professionalism and judgment that the Department should expect of any employee, much less a U.S. Attorney.

Alleged Hatch Act violations by Rollins

The investigation began following complaints received by the DOJ about Rollins' presence at a 2022 Democratic Party fundraiser attended by First Lady Jill Biden. The U.S. Attorney also made use of anofficial vehicle and driver. Initially, the inspector general sought to discern whether Rollins' presence at the event was a violation of the Hatch Act, which limits political activity by federal employees.

However, once the process began, the number of complaints increased, as well as the scope of the accusations. Adding to her partisan activity are alleged violations of federal rules on gifts, travel, abuse of power and, especially, leaking "sensitive and non-public" DOJ information to journalists to favor a prosecutorial candidate she endorsed.

During the course of our investigation, the OIG received multiple additional allegations concerning Rollins, some relating to other alleged political activities and some relating to possible violations of the federal gift rules, the government’s travel regulations, misuse of position, noncompliance with recusal decisions, and noncompliance with other Department policies. The most concerning was an allegation that Rollins secretly disclosed sensitive, non-public DOJ information to the Boston Herald about a potential DOJ investigation she and her office were recused from and that she may have done so for political purposes in relation to an upcoming local election.

A controversial appointment

Rollins' career was always surrounded by controversy, including during her stint as a district attorney in Suffolk County. She was a "Soros attorney." She was financially supported by the tycoon and maintained a soft policy towards criminals. Her appointment as U.S. attorney for Massachusetts also generated a bitter dispute between Republicans and Democrats, the former being radically opposed to her appointment. Vice President Kamala Harris had to use her tie-breaking vote in the Senate to get Rollins into office.

"Poor judgment and ethical lapses"

One of Rollins' main detractors throughout the appointment process was GOP Sen. Tim Cotton. After learning of the report, he tweeted a video of a speech he gave in the Senate arguing against her nomination. Cotton described her as "a pro-criminal ideologue," and denounced her "record of poor judgment and ethical lapses."