The release of the Watergate 'road map' precipitated a debate about whether the special counsel should follow a similar path. But there is another course of action.
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The departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the designation of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, is a crucial moment for the integrity of the Justice Department.
The president shouldn’t hold his breath for the court to have any serious objections to the special counsel’s appointment.
Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller is challenging the constitutionality of the special counsel’s appointment in his appeal of a contempt order.
On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation, effective immediately, at the request of President Trump. Media reports say Matthew Whitaker, Session’s chief of staff, will take over as acting attorney general.
The manner in which the U.S. government charged Elena Khusyaynova for involvement in a Russian influence operation suggests that prosecutors hoped to make a quick arrest. But she appears to remain a free woman.
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.
Three weeks before the midterm elections, the Justice Department charges a Russian woman for interfering in the U.S. political system.
The Department of Justice has filed a criminal complaint and supporting affidavit against Elena Khusyaynova with a conspiracy to defraud the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. §371.