The above tweet has a link to a very good article on Talking Points Memo regarding John Gore's false declarations in the Census case :
Senators Whitehouse and Leahy want this referred to DOJ's Office of Professional Responsibility. No doubt the response will be: we have no jurisdiction as he doesn't work here anymore.The apparent memory problems of a former Trump Justice Department appointee have continued to haunt the department since the official left the administration.
Last week, in two separate cases, the Justice Department had to tell courts that the former official, John Gore, had issues remembering key communications related to the disputes in front of the judges.
One of those cases is the lawsuit that was brought against the census citizenship question, where the ACLU is seeking sanctions against the administration for allegedly withholding evidence in the case. The Justice Department in a Friday filing said that Gore had “no recollection” of texts sent to him that were related to the failed push to add the question to the census.
And in a separate case, arising from the now-disbanded Trump voter fraud commission, the Justice Department had to “correct” a declaration previously filed by Gore. According to the DOJ’s new filing, Gore now no longer remembers when he first came into contact with a GOP operative who was seeking that the commission investigate alleged voter fraud in Chicago. Gore also didn’t remember an email thread with another DOJ official and the White House referencing the operative.
So, where did John Gore go? Jones, Day of course! Here's part of his bio page on Jones, Day's website:
https://www.jonesday.com/en/lawyers/g/j ... b=overviewThroughout his career in private practice and as a senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) official, John Gore delivers results for clients in high-profile litigation, investigations, and crisis matters. John's broad range of litigation experience includes 10 arguments in federal appellate courts and numerous arguments in federal and state trial courts across the country. He also has successfully advised high-ranking government officials facing legal, political, and public relations crises.
Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, John served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Acting Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. As the acting head of one of DOJ's most significant litigating components, John led the Department's civil and criminal civil rights investigations and enforcement actions nationwide. During his tenure, John launched several successful law enforcement initiatives, including a record-setting initiative to combat housing discrimination and initiatives to eliminate employment discrimination, to protect religious liberty, and to uphold First Amendment freedoms. Moreover, under John's leadership, the Civil Rights Division prosecuted several high-profile hate crimes and contributed to DOJ's record-setting numbers of human trafficking prosecutions. John also advised the Attorney General and other high-ranking officials on civil rights issues, and he testified twice before Congress on DOJ's civil rights enforcement efforts.
John has particular experience litigating complex questions of constitutional and statutory interpretation. He has briefed and argued novel legal questions under the Voting Rights Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, presented arguments and a witness before three-judge district courts in voting rights cases, and briefed numerous cases in the United States Supreme Court.