Sen. Rick Scott Asks Attorney General to Attend Sentencing Hearing of Charles Littlejohn

Sen. Rick Scott Asks Attorney General to Attend Sentencing Hearing of Charles Littlejohn

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Today, Senator Rick Scott sent the below letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking him to attend next week’s sentencing hearing of Charles Littlejohn who has pleaded guilty to disclosing tax return information of thousands of Americans, including Senator Rick Scott,  President Trump and Elon Musk.

Senator Scott will be attending Monday’s sentencing hearing in Washington, D.C. to present a victim impact statement.  See below or click here for the full letter to the Attorney General.

January 25, 2024

The Honorable Merrick Garland

Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Office of the Attorney General

950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20530

RE: United States v. Charles E. Littlejohn
Court Docket:  1:23-cr-343

Dear Attorney General Garland:

Your Department has agreed to an extremely lenient plea agreement with Mr. Charles E. Littlejohn over his willful violation of the law and partisan abuse of thousands of American taxpayers.

As a victim of Mr. Littlejohn’s crimes, I will present a victim impact statement during his upcoming sentencing hearing.  By this letter, I formally request that you attend this hearing.

By harassing prominent Republicans and embarrassing Americans, Mr. Littlejohn’s crimes were entirely aligned with the agenda of the Biden Administration.  And now the Biden Justice Department will allow him to plead to just a single criminal count.

As President Biden brags about his ability to “use power,” and under your tenure at the Justice Department, Americans are witnessing reckless partisan political abuse of our justice system.  The Littlejohn plea bargain is just one example of today’s politicized justice but it is one that touched me personally.

Since you have steered the Justice Department down this partisan political path, you should be on hand personally to in some way be accountable.  I urge you to not just hide behind the staff prosecutors in the case.  Attend in person and take personal responsibility for the things you and President Biden are doing to undermine faith in our justice system.


Rick Scott

United States Senator


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