Thursday, September 27, 2018

▷ Sessions’ Justice Department fires anti-Trump contractor who boasted about job security ✅

An anti-Trump Justice Department employee who bragged that she couldn’t get fired has apparently been fired.

Former Department of Justice (DOJ) paralegal and socialist activist Allison Hrabar told Project Veritas reporters that “we can’t get fired” in a video exposé by the muckraking group about a so-called resistance against the Donald Trump administration from within what some have referred to as the Deep State.

But the video prompted an investigation into Hrabar and several other employees, and in a follow-up statement, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said that the Justice Department confirmed that Hrabar was no longer working for the agency. A source told Fox that Hrabar was a contractor and that her contract, set to expire later this year, was cut short.

Anti-Trump DOJ agent fired

Hrabar first attracted attention in June when it was reported that she was involved in chasing Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. She is a member of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Her dismissal from the DOJ was announced shortly after Project Veritas released a video, “Deep State Unmasked,” in which Justice Department employees affiliated with the far-left DSA boasted about their efforts to undermine the Trump administration. In the video, Hrabar is seen talking about “resist[ing] from the inside” with other employees.

“What’s kind of lucky is at the DOJ, we can’t really get fired,” she said.

Hrabar has said that she lost her job because of the Nielsen protest, but some have speculated that she may have been canned for misusing government resources to advance a political agenda. In the video, Hrabar admitted to running plate numbers at work to find the address of a lobbyist, Jeremy Wiley, that the DSA protested in April — something she admitted that she was not permitted to do “officially.”

Other DSA members in the video said that Hrabar used a software on her work computer known as Lexis Nexis to find individuals the socialist group wanted to target.

The Justice Department called Hrabar’s comments “deeply concerning.” The video prompted the Justice Department, State Department, and Government Accountability Office to investigate Hrabar and other employees for ethics violations.

Asking for money

This was not the first investigation into Hrabar’s political activity. Her “resistance” bonafides became apparent over the summer when she protested at a Mexican restaurant where DHS secretary Nielsen was eating.

“If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace,” she said at the time. “We aren’t the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do.”

Hrabar’s involvement in the protest led to an internal review by the Justice Department. She also made political tweets criticizing the Trump administration during work hours, prompting a watchdog investigation that concluded that the tweets did not violate the Hatch Act, which forbids the use of government resources for political purposes.

Hrabar set up on Tuesday a GoFundMe asking for $7000 to cover her rent, medical insurance, and legal fees to “fight back.”

“I don’t regret standing up for immigrants unable to advocate for themselves,” she said. “My only concern is that the Assistant Attorney General’s decision to force me out of a job has left me without insurance to cover my high medical costs, and without an income to cover the legal fees needed to fight back.”

She said that she will donate any excess funds to a migrant justice legal fund.

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