Slush funds open door to Beltway corruption September 14, 2022 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions 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 ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!