Report: Top Biden Official Might Have Violated Ethics Rule
- November 30, 2022
Luca Cacciatore, Newsmax
Watchdog groups told the Washington Examiner that Department of Homeland Security official Jen Easterly could have violated federal law when she endorsed a reporter’s book.
Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, appeared to tweet out an endorsement of Wired reporter Andy Greenberg’s new book “Tracers in the Dark” on Tuesday before quickly deleting it.
“This book was SOOO good. Thanks @a_greenberg for another highly compelling, entertaining, and illuminating read!” Easterly tweeted with the tag “Hot take.”
Protect the Public’s Trust Director Michael Chamberlain insisted that the tweet “was a pretty resounding endorsement of the book,” which could serve as an ethics violation if pursued further.
“This restriction was really drilled into our heads when I served in government,” Chamberlain, who once served in the Department of Education, told the Examiner.