The role of lawyers in government.
Excuse me for interrupting….May I key you in on one very critical matter…
The question that begs an answer…
- By what authority are lawyers hired?
- For what purpose are they hired?
- By whom are they hired?
As TRUSTEES, our public servants have no authority to hire attorneys at the expense of the public trust unless the services rendered are for the benefit of the beneficiaries.
63C AM.JUR.2D, PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
* *63C Am.Jur.2d, Public Officers and Employees, §247* “As expressed otherwise, the powers delegated to a public officer are held in trust for the people and are to be exercised on behalf of the government or of all citizens who may need the intervention of the officer.
 Furthermore, the view has been expressed that all public officers, within whatever branch and whatever level of government, and whatever be their private vocations, are trustees of the people, and accordingly labor under every disability and prohibition imposed by law upon trustees relative to the making of personal financial gain from a discharge of their trusts.
 That is, a public officer occupies a fiduciary relationship to the political entity on whose behalf he or she serves.
 and owes a fiduciary duty to the public.
 It has been said that the fiduciary responsibilities of a public officer cannot be less than those of a private individual
 Furthermore, it has been stated that any enterprise undertaken by the public official who tends to weaken public confidence and undermine the sense of security for individual rights is against public policy. Fraud in its elementary common law sense of deceit-and this is one of the meanings that fraud bears [483 U.S. 372] in the statute. See United States v. Dial, 757 F.2d 163, 168 (7th Cir1985) includes the deliberate concealment of material information in a setting of fiduciary obligation. A public official is a fiduciary toward the public, including, in the case of a judge, the litigants who appear before him and if he deliberately conceals material information from them, he is guilty of fraud. McNally v United States 483 U.S. 350 (1987)
Please take notice: As public servants you are trustees of the people’s trust.
Do you believe any lawyers are working in your interest?
Do those for whom the lawyers work, pay for these attorneys out of their private personal funds? If…not why not?
Remember this from Benghazi?
Rear Admiral Lee