On all things social media, misinformation, fake accounts, and absurdities are widespread. To the point that the U.S. DOJ had to release a statement on the falsehood of a White House ‘Pardon Attorney’, sending out a sign up sheet to get a pardon.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice issued the following statement:
“Please be advised that the information circulating on social media claiming to be from Acting Pardon Attorney Rosalind Sargent-Burns is inauthentic and should not be taken seriously.
“The Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney does not have a social media presence and is not involved in any efforts to pardon individuals or groups involved with the heinous acts that took place this week in and around the U.S. Capitol.”
Some of the posts being spread are:
The Office of the Pardon Attorney, within the United States Department of Justice, in consultation with the Attorney General of the United States.
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