Citing “personnel matters,” the White House is refusing to fire two federal officials involved in the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide ahead of his hacking trial.
Massachusetts US Attorney Carmen Ortiz. Wikipedia
“We will not address agency personnel matters in a petition response,” the White House wrote Wednesday. “We do not believe this is the appropriate forum in which to do so.”
Two years ago, White House petitions demanded that the Obama administration fire the two lawyers connected to Swartz’s case, which many suggested was the result of overzealous prosecutors.
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