“DoJ says its desire for investigative secrecy is more important than the president’s capacity to govern. They still won’t tell us what the crime is—that’s ridiculous!” — @AndrewCMcCarthy, @NRO
Photo: The E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, home to the FISA Court. Among architectural details, note the setbacks and fenestration reminiscent of a federal prison.
Andrew C McCarthy, III, National Review; former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (continued) — Conflict of interest: if a Special Counsel is necessary when the DoJ can't ethically investigate, is it suitable for the Special Counsel to hire only people from the top level of DoJ? What a tangle. Wd need to show that the DoJ is conflicted: there’s no authorization for apppinting a Special Counsel for counterintelligence, which is Russiagate; all we're looking at here is Trump. Mueller himself has shown that there’s no conflict on Russia since he transferred those cases to DoJ. Sixteen months down the road we have no justification.