The federal Office of Special Counsel is investigating the US attorney for Minnesota, Rachel Paulose, for a variety of infractions, former Minneapolis Star Tribune
reporter Eric Black reports
on his blog.
In March, Paulose
, a former special aide to Alberto Gonzales and Federalist Society member, replaced Tom Heffelfinger, who resigned before the mass firings of nine US attorneys, although his name was later discovered on one of the lists of prosecutors under consideration for termination. The U.S Attorney's Office went through a major staff shakeup after Paulose's arrival. Four of the top attorney's in the office resigned
to rank and file prosecutor positions saying they disagreed with the young attorney's management style and lack of experience.
The federal Office of Special Counsel is investigating allegations that Rachel Paulose, U.S. attorney for Minnesota, mishandled classified information, decided to fire the subordinate who called it to her attention, retaliated against others in the office who crossed her, and made racist remarks about one employee.
Black reports that one of the four prosecutors who resigned knew Paulose, who has developed a reputation for quoting Bible verses, would likely fire him before he decided to step down.
The US Attorney's Office in Minnesota is working on a statement. We'll update you as soon as we have it.