Speaker of the House-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced the hiring of 40-year Department of Justice veteran attorney Douglas N. Letter as general counsel for the House of Representatives. The move happens just ahead of Democrats officially taking control of the House in 2019, and all of the subpoena power that comes with that.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 28, 2018
The news that Doug will serve as the top lawyer for the House of Representatives means that Nancy Pelosi & other Dems will have the benefit of sterling legal advice as they advance a legislative agenda, and as they seek to impose accountability on the Trump White House/agencies.
— Carrie Johnson (@johnson_carrie) December 28, 2018
This tweet is from January of 2018 when Letter resigned his post at DOJ.
Doug Letter personifies what is best about the Justice Department and at the same time is typical of DOJ lawyers: dedicated, smart and sacrificed to serve his country. Thank you for your service Doug. Job well done. https://t.co/j6ZTTZkgdR
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) January 3, 2018
Matt Nahem writes.
Although Letter retired from the DOJ earlier this year, he continued to work as a senior litigator at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at the Georgetown University Law Center. When Letter left the DOJ, an NPR piece said, “40 years of experience walk[ed] out the door” with him. Pelosi said that Letter’s “deep experience” walking back through that door will be invaluable to the House of Representatives.
“Douglas Letter has an outstanding and highly decorated record of achievement in service of America,” Pelosi said. “He will bring deep experience and legal expertise to the House, as he counsels and represents our institution, Members and staff as House General Counsel.”
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