Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed has by has been nominated for the Middle District of Pennsylvania US Attorney’s Office opening by President Donald Trump. Why does this matter?
Over the past several weeks, the Cumberland County District Attorney’s office has been embroiled in a political scandal where Evan McLaren, the new Executive Director of the National Policy Institute, volunteered as a law clerk for the DA’s office. Last week David Freed admitted that there is little to no vetting of those who volunteer in the office, and in the wake of the scandal, Freed stated “The volunteer clerks prior to McLaren were only vetted to determine whether they are in good standing with the law school that they attend. Now we will at least look at social media and online histories.” Freed also admitted that he did not personally know McLaren, and “at some point in 2017 he just stopped showing up.”
I’d like to bet that his new job with the National Policy Institute may have had something to do with that.