Obama Should Not Nominate Corporate Lobbyist
Mark Gitenstein, a former Senate staffer turned corporate lobbyist, is reportedly President Obama’s top choice to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy (OLP). If this is true, Obama should reconsider.
Gitenstein has a long record of championing laws to shield corporations from accountability at the expense of ordinary Americans. Further, Gitenstein’s lobbying work appears to violate the executive order governing conflicts of interest that Obama signed on his first day in office.