The attorney general is supposed to uphold and defend the FBI’s independence. Not only did Jeff Sessions reportedly not do that here, but the FBI director had to protect the bureau from the attorney general himself.
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of Lawfare, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Before coming to Harvard, Professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
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