Chairman Grassley Presses Loretta Lynch on Voting Section Misconduct

From Chairman Grassley’s written questions.

b. Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi, an attorney with the Department’s Voting Rights
section, was found to have engaged in perjury during a 2013 DOJ IG investigation. In
addition, Ms. Gyamfi posted comments regarding an ongoing matter at the Voting
Rights section suggesting that the State of Mississippi should change its motto to
“disgusting and shameful.”58 If confirmed, what steps will you take to ensure that
appropriate disciplinary action is taken in this case, and will you pledge to provide
updates to this committee about the status?

RESPONSE: As the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, I am not
familiar with the details of this matter, so I am not in a position to know what personnel actions
have taken place to date or whether they were appropriate. If I am confirmed as Attorney
General, I will commit to ensuring that the Department holds accountable any employees who
are found to have committed misconduct