Documents | Attorneys immediately noted that Mizelle, who graduated law school in 2013 and was an attorney volunteer for the Trump campaign before taking on a senior legal role in the administration, was attacking someone for lacking in experience. “Oh my god. Mizelle has been an attorney for under 10 years, and will now be in charge of 2500 other attorneys, as CNN reports. of Assistant U.S. "By putting a lawyer with little overall experience and no direct experience, it is reasonable to conclude that his qualifications are just those things -- loyalty to the President and the ability to carry out Stephen Miller's agenda. Mizelle, who graduated from Cornell Law School in 2013 and has less than 7 years of experience as an attorney, will become DHS’s “chief legal officer.” Mizelle’s also résumé shows that he worked as a “Republican Party/Trump for President Campaign” attorney volunteer in Nov. 2016.

© 2020 Tickle The Wire - Entries (RSS) - Comments (RSS) - Log in Your taxpayer dollars used for one arm of government to dig up opposition research on a staffer in a nonpartisan government accountability office. At the time Mitnick was ousted, there was a plan for Mizelle to fill the role, but the department needed someone to take over as chief of staff, a source said. Circuit, before joining the Department of Justice in 2017 to work as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General., — Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 12, 2020. Meghana Srivastava is a member of the Class of 2023 in the College of Arts and Sciences. “I am confident that Chad will lead the Office of General Counsel with great honor and will continue to provide sound advice and counsel to Departmental leadership,” Wolf said, according to CNN. Within the past year, Mizelle has worn many legal hats within homeland security, serving as Deputy General Counsel, Chief of Staff and now acting General Counsel. This was the first major staff change at headquarters since Wolf, year of turmoil in the top ranks of the department.

( DHS’s response to the GAO report that Wolf and Cuccinelli comes along with a *personal attack* on a GAO staffer who was involved with drafting the report.

“The GAO should rescind its erroneous report immediately,” Mizelle wrote, characterizing the report as “baseless and baffling.”. Jobs | "Mr. Mizelle's resume reflects a smart, capable attorney, but never in my wildest dreams would I have looked at it and seen the future general counsel of DHS in 2020," said American Oversight Executive Director Austin Evers, who pointed out that the department has a sprawling mission, from port security to immigration. He was appointed as acting general counsel by. Milestones | In response to these criticisms, DHS spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said the backlash “sounds like political opponents or activists grasping for straws trying to criticize the administration as we add up continued policy successes.”. “Which is why it makes perfect sense for this Administration.”, This makes no sense. This is someone with less than 10 years experience as a lawyer, tapped to be the General Counsel at DHS. Chad Mizelle, the senior official performing the duties of the DHS general counsel, responded by attacking the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) findings and the author of the agency’s report. In his new role, Mizelle will oversee 2,500 attorneys and take charge of legal issues. “The actual legal ‘argument’ in DHS’s response to GAO on Wolf and Cuccinelli is risible. Shortly after President Trump announced an unclear travel restriction policy, students rushed to find a way home from Spain in the midst of darkness. Despite most experts sharing the GAO’s legal position, the assessment did not go over well with Mizelle, who penned an 8-page letter to GAO General Counsel Thomas H. Armstrong. Help keep us reporting with a tax-deductible donation to the Cornell Daily Sun Alumni Association, a non-profit dedicated to aiding The Sun.

Or to keep it anonymous, click here. ", Homeland Security spokeswoman Heather Swift pushed back on the criticism, saying it "sounds like political opponents or activists grasping for straws trying to criticize the administration as we add up continued policy successes.".

“It must be pretty heady going from a very junior associate to agency general counsel in just a few years, with the promise of a judgeship on the way. CNN legal and national security analyst, adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, and former DOJ attorney Carrie Cordero: Trump installs a new loyalist as the Acting DHS General Counsel, months after firing the Senate-confirmed GC. Mizelle was previously the counsel to the deputy attorney general at the Justice Department. The White House on Wednesday appointed Chad Mizelle as the acting General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to CNN.. Mizelle, who had been serving as DHS Chief of Staff since 2019, is regarded as an ally to senior presidential advisor Stephen Miller with whom he shares a similarly hardline approach to immigration policy.

“This letter is the epitome of lawyering in the Trump administration: Offer flatly unconvincing legal arguments that might seem superficially plausible to (non-expert) Trump supporters, then distract with overblown rhetoric, ad hominem  attacks, hyperbole, and partisan innuendo.”. A 2013 graduate of Cornell Law School, Mizelle also was a volunteer attorney for the Trump campaign. View Chad Mizell’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Chad Mizelle, who has been serving as chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security, has been named the agency’s top acting attorney, CNN reports. Mizelle joined the administration in early 2017 as Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General.

Former General Counsel John Mitnick was fired in September and replaced by then-principal deputy general counsel Joseph B. Maher, who took over the role in an acting capacity. After Universities and States Sue, Trump Administration Rescinds Student Visa Restrictions, After Trump Announces Europe Travel Restrictions, Students Studying Abroad in Spain Scramble to Come Home. Others were equally pessimistic as to what the hire presages for DHS. my comments), — Carrie Cordero (@carriecordero) February 12, 2020. We are an independent, student newspaper. But then there’s the tone and the hubris—a 2013 law school grad (the ‘senior official performing the duties’ of GC) criticizing a GAO staffer for his inexperience,” Vladeck wrote. Mizelle, who had been serving as DHS Chief of Staff since 2019, is regarded as an ally to senior presidential advisor Stephen Miller with whom he shares a similarly hardline approach to immigration policy. Here’s the report from @Geneva_Sands via @CNN (incl. They have fully taken control of DHS, LISTEN: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments, Watch Live: Brandon Martin on Trial for Triple Murder, 9 Shocking Times Defendants Testified at Trial, Woman Gets More Than Seven Centuries in Prison After She and Her Husband Sexually Abused 2 Children, Wisconsin Man Beat His Sex Offender Grandfather to Death with a Hammer: Deputies, Armed Trump Supporter Arrested Outside of North Carolina Polling Station, ‘Ridiculous’: Woman Forced to Hide Her Ruth Bader Ginsburg T-Shirt While Voting, Attorneys for NXIVM Sex Cult Leader Want Him in ‘Sensitive Needs Unit’ Due to Nature of His Crimes, and was an attorney volunteer for the Trump campaign, Flower in the Garden State: New Jersey Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Sale and Use in a Landslide, The FBI Called QAnon a Threat, But Georgia Ended Up with a Conspiracy Theorist in Congress Anyway, 'Ridiculous': Woman Forced to Hide Her Ruth Bader Ginsburg T-Shirt While Voting, USPS Didn't Comply with a Judge's Order — Here's What Could Happen to the Postmaster General in Court, Deutsche Bank Has Finally Had Enough of Donald Trump: Report, Here Is a Rolling List of Drugs U.S. States Just Voted to Decriminalize or Legalize, Voters in Ohio Re-elect Republican Public Official Accused of Bribery in ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Scheme.

The @DHSgov response to the GAO’s report on Wolf and Cuccinelli is a deranged partisan screed.

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