Heidi Stirrup, Donald Trump’s eyes and ears at the Justice Department has been banned from the building. The ban is a result of Stirrup attempting to pressure staffers into giving her sensitive information about voter fraud and other matters so that she could relay the information to Trump a source told the Associated Press.
Stirrup, a close ally of Trump advisor Stephen Miller, was placed as a Justice department liaison a few months ago. Within the past two weeks, she has been instructed to vacate the building after top officials within the Justice Department were informed of her efforts to get sensitive information about ongoing cases including the department’s investigation into voter fraud.
Stirrup has been accused of approaching staffers in the department and demanding that they hand over information about the investigations. Her efforts came as Trump continues to push baseless voter fraud claims in an attempt to overturn the election.
Stirrup also reportedly offered jobs to political allies at some high levels of the Justice Department without consulting with department officials or the White House. Interfering in the hiring process is a violation of the government’s human resources policies.
On Thursday a White House press release stated that Trump had appointed Stirrup to be a member of the board of visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Attorney General William Barr stated earlier this week that U.S. attorneys as well as the FBI had investigated allegations of voter fraud and found no evidence that would overturn the results of the election.
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” Barr stated on Tuesday.
Trump furious with Barr’s comments pushed back stating that the Justice Department “hasn’t looked very hard” and called the investigation a disappointment.
When asked if he still had confidence in Barr, Trump stated, “ask me that in a number of weeks from now. They should be looking at all of this fraud,” Trump said.
“This is not civil. This is criminal stuff. This is very bad, criminal stuff,” Trump added.
Stirrup technically remains in her position after being placed at the Justice Department by the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.