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Slush funds open door to Beltway corruption

September 14, 2022 - 00:00
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President Joe Biden has made eradicating government corruption a top priority: “Fighting corruption is not just good governance,” he recently proclaimed. “It is self-defense. It is patriotism, and it’s essential to the preservation of our democracy and our future.”But a recent rule change by his own Department of Justice would make it easier for DOJ officials to engage in dubious practices right here at home.At issue are so-called slush-fund settlements, which allow DOJ officials to channel funds from settlements with businesses to administration-friendly advocacy groups and organizations undercutting Congress and skirting the law in the process.Sadly, this kind of executive-branch ...

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