H.R.4197 SPECIAL COUNSEL LIMITATIONS
I’m in strong support and recommend the passage of the House bill H.R. 4197 AKA “SPECIAL COUNSEL LIMITATIONS”which would place limitations on potential staffers for special counsels, and also place limitations on the types of federal employment that a special counsel’s staffers may hold after leaving the office of a special counsel.
To work on the staff of a special counsel, or advise a special counsel, an individual could not make contributions to political candidates or political parties while employed by the special counsel. Before being hired to the staff of a special counsel, an individual would have to sign a statement that they haven’t made a contribution to a political candidate or party within an eight-year period ending on the date they’d begin their employment with the special counsel.
Special counsels’ staff should be impartial and non-partisan — restricting their political donations is reasonable. Furthermore, restricting special counsels’ staffers from employment in the executive branch or DOJ positions they did not previously hold removes Presidents’ abilities to bribe or influence these individuals by offering them future employment.
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