by Debra Heine
A senior policy adviser at the Department of Labor who was forced to resign last week after a Bloomberg Law reporter smeared him, was reinstated Wednesday night, the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak reported in an exclusive.
According to a senior Labor Department official, Acting Secretary Patrick Pizzella “personally made this decision after carefully reviewing all the facts and circumstances.” The official added, “he concluded that a correction is much better than an injustice.”
Leif Olson, a conservative appellate lawyer who started as an adviser in the department’s Wage and Hour Division on Aug. 12, left the department abruptly on Friday after Bloomberg Law reporter Ben Penn contacted the White House and Labor Department about what he portrayed as anti-Semitic Facebook posts from 2016.
After news broke that he had been rehired, Olson took to Twitter to express his gratitude “for the opportunity to continue to serve.” Read the rest HERE.