A recent document production to the transparency group Energy Policy Advocates (EPA) reveals that Maryland AG Brian Frosh has not one, not two, but three Bloomberg-financed “Special Assistant Attorneys General” (SAAGs), to push the climate agenda using Maryland’s top law enforcement office.
As with SAAG#1 Josh Segal, MD AG Frosh arranged for and even specified a salary of $125,000 plus benefits be paid to the attorney, specifically to do this job, yet then appointed him “pro bono counsel”.
Government Accountability & Oversight has directed the Court’s attention to some of the reasons this is improper. There are further reasons still which, now that OAG has decided to double down on its claim that these well-compensated private hires are “pro bono”, CLW readers should expect to read more about in the future.
Billionaire activist/donor Michael Bloomberg picked Frosh out of a crowded Democratic primary in 2013 and has had a very good friend since. Frosh was even Bloomberg’s initial chief recruiter for OAGs to take on privately hired attorneys as “Special Assistant Attorneys General” (SAAGs) for climate.