Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist documents disturbing news at the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Department of Justice, and specifically its Office of Inspector General (OIG), loves to give the impression that its offices are staffed by independent, nonpartisan lawyers whose only goal is to investigate and root out corruption within the department. Records, however, show the watchdog is staffed by Democrat activists eager to use their power to crush their political enemies.

This partisanship has been on display in how the OIG, the DOJ’s internal watchdog office, has gone about investigating Trump’s Justice Department, particularly its scrutiny of two investigations by then-Attorney General William Barr. These IG “investigations,” reports on which are forthcoming, entail analyzing press releases and other communications to see if the DOJ broke the law or violated departmental guidance when it announced its own investigations.

While many Americans wish Trump’s Department of Justice had done far more to root out election problems in 2020, partisan Democrats in OIG say Barr and other Trump officials did too much by even acknowledging the existence of discarded Trump ballots that were found in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election. Despite a lengthy, expensive, and invasive investigation, Trump appointees will reportedly be found to have neither broken laws nor violated DOJ policies, once the report is issued.

According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, partisan Democrats in the watchdog office are also investigating Trump appointees for requesting data from the governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan after they required nursing homes to admit Covid-19 patients into their vulnerable populations, often without adequate testing.


Trust in the DOJ has absolutely cratered in recent years, mostly due to its leading role in spreading the Democrat-funded lie that Trump won the 2016 election by colluding with Russia, a conspiracy theory still believed by many Democrats. The department has also run interference for alleged lawbreakers in the Biden family business, engaged in unprecedented and disparate prosecutions of Republicans, and coordinated the shocking FBI home raid and lawfare against former President Donald Trump ahead of the 2024 election.