When I wrote about this story yesterday, I did not know the half of it. But I should have guessed that no ordinary scandal would have forced one of the most deranged Soros DAs, elevated by the Biden administration to a US Attorney, to resign rather than face an investigation. It had to be really bad.
When the Black Lives Matter race riots devastated cities, Rollins ranted,“This burning rage that you are seeing when you turn your TV on or you hear in my voice is real. People are fed up, and to the white community that is now waking up to see this rage, we have been telling you this forever.”
“Buildings can be fixed,” Rollins argued while falsely accusing police officers of having “lynched and murdered” black people.
Team Biden tried to prove its bona fides to its racist base by muscling her nomination through for U.S. Attorney. And it wasn’t easy with Kamala having to come down and break the tie.
Burning all that political capital on someone so unhinged proved to be totally worth it with Rollins resigning after a mere 16 months in office.
Rollins’ resignation was described as an ethics issue involving a Hatch Act investigation. That’s the understatement of the century.
The Office of Special Counsel describes it as an “extraordinary abuse” and “one of the most egregious Hatch Act violations that OSC has investigated.”
And even those are understatements once you actually dig into the report to find out what Rollins did.
OSC’s investigation established that Ms. Rollins violated the Hatch Act by using her official authority to interfere with or affect the results of the 2022 election for District Attorney (DA) of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, when she leaked information about her office’s recusal from a potential DOJ investigation of the candidate she opposed, incumbent DA Kevin Hayden. Ms. Rollins actively supported and was a de facto campaign advisor to Mr. Hayden’s opponent in the Democratic primary, Ricardo Arroyo. On multiple occasions during the campaign, Mr. Arroyo raised with Ms. Rollins the possibility that her office announce an investigation of Mr. Hayden.
At one point Mr. Arroyo wrote to Ms. Rollins that such an announcement “[w]ould be the best thing I can have happen at this moment.” Minutes later Ms. Rollins responded, “Understood. Keep fighting and campaigning. I’m working on something.”
Some context here.
Hayden had been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker. Ricardo Arroyo, who had allegedly been accused of sexual assault, was described as a Soros-type candidate. Rollins was a Soros DA herself.
The reason for Ms. Rollins’s support appears to be that Mr. Arroyo publicly aligned himself with the policies she enacted during her tenure as Suffolk County DA. For example, Mr. Arroyo referred to the 2022 Democratic primary as “a referendum on whether or not voters want to continue with the reforms Rachael Rollins has begun or go backwards.”
“On September 6, Mr. Hayden defeated Mr. Arroyo in the Democratic primary election. That evening, Mr. Arroyo and Ms. Rollins messaged about the results and allegations that during the campaign Mr. Hayden released records related to Mr. Arroyo. Ms. Rollins wrote, “This was just dirty and unethical. Such a piece of shit (illegal) move they did by leaking victims records. They are not above the law. He will regret the day he did this to you. Watch.”
The question is whether Rollins is above the law.
As I blogged earlier, Rollins had poor self-control and she was dumb enough to leak material to the Boston Herald, presuming that a more conservative publication would be willing to run damaging material about a Democrat.
But it wouldn’t be Rollins without some crazy racism in the mix.
A July 12 text message in which Ms. Rollins identified Mr. Hayden’s endorsers and wrote, “5 endorsements. 4.5 of them White. No mercy. Finish him.”
Hayden is black. Rollins hates white people more than she likes black people.
Should I even ask what the .5 white endorsement is?
Notably, in leaking information about the potential investigation of Mr. Hayden, Ms. Rollins chose news outlets for whom she had previously served as a source. In May 2022 she leaked a non-public DOJ letter to the Herald describing a DOJ investigation, which resulted in the Herald publishing an article that same day. In June 2022 she similarly leaked a non-public DOJ letter to the Globe describing a separate DOJ investigation, which again resulted in an article that same day.
And in early August she provided information to a Globe reporter relevant to that paper’s reporting about Mr. Hayden and his purported failures as DA. Ms. Rollins’s efforts to leak information about the potential investigation of Mr. Hayden were consistent with, if less immediately successful than, her prior leaks of information about DOJ investigations.
This is much worse than a Hatch Act violation.
Rollins abused her office and powers to target a political opponent during an election.
Senator Tom Cotton tweeted that, “Disgraced Soros prosecutor Rachael Rollins repeatedly lied under oath to cover up her crimes.”
This shouldn’t just be a basis for a resignation, but criminal action. Rollins belongs in prison. She was caught red-handed in a documented investigation doing this. Is there a reason she’s not facing charges?