Hui Chen has worked as an attorney for Microsoft and Pfizer. She’s also a former federal prosecutor. Up until June, she was one of the top corporate crime watchdogs at the U.S. Department of Justice. But now Chen says she felt it necessary to leave because many of her bosses in the Trump administration have been engaging in illegal activity which she swore an oath to investigate and prosecute.
Chen’s resignation, which went largely unnoticed, suddenly drew attention when she posted this on LinkedIn:
“Trying to hold companies to standards that our current administration is not living up to was creating a cognitive dissonance that I could not overcome. To sit across the table from companies and question how committed they were to ethics and compliance felt not only hypocritical, but very much like shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic. Even as I engaged in those questioning and evaluations, on my mind were the numerous lawsuits pending against the President of the United States for everything from violations of the Constitution to conflict of interest, the ongoing investigations of potentially treasonous conducts, and the investigators and prosecutors fired for their pursuits of principles and facts. Those are conducts I would not tolerate seeing in a company, yet I worked under an administration that engaged in exactly those conduct. I wanted no more part in it.”
As we’ve suspected since President Trump took office and failed to place his assets in a blind trust, the president is indeed breaking numerous laws and may well have sold this country out to the Russians in exchange for winning the 2016 election.
Though she tried to voice her concerns and share them with others, Chen says she was restricted by the DOJ:
“My ability to do good at a more micro-level, by exchanging ideas with the compliance community on ways to assess the effectiveness of compliance programs, was severely limited. The management of the Criminal Division, of which the Fraud Section is a part, has persistently prohibited me from public speaking.”
If we needed any further proof that the Trump administration is the most lawless since the days of Warren Harding, Hui Chen just provided it.
h/t Raw Story
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org