The former acting FBI director’s account doesn’t change the fundamentals of the story, but it puts a lot of flesh on the bones.
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Is Whitaker’s appointment constitutional? Does the president have authority in this case to make an appointment under the FVRA? Does Whitaker have any recusal obligations related to the special counsel’s investigation?
There will be a report from the special counsel’s office, though the public won’t see it. The question is what happens after that.
I had a conversation with Kenneth Starr about Bob Mueller and Rod Rosenstein. He said some interesting stuff.
The deputy attorney general has become an essential bulwark in the defense of American institutions of the rule of law. And his departure would create a dangerous hole.
Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan have introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for what they allege are failures to accede to congressional document requests regarding the Russia investigation. The articles are available in full below.
A key dynamic is weighing on Republicans, even if removal of the deputy attorney general is unlikely.
A mea culpa on the witness tampering case against Paul Manafort and the merits of Rod Rosenstein's memo in support of James Comey.
In the midst of an apparent congressional effort to undermine the Mueller investigation, it’s a good time to review some legal, normative, and historical standards in an effort to measure how, once again, we may be boldly going where no one has gone before.
There will come a time to litigate the question of Rosenstein’s handling of the many bizarre questions he confronted in his role as deputy attorney general. Today is not that day.