Saturday, December 23, 2017

On Mueller’s Investigation

From Andrew McCarthy at The National Review:
As the word transition implies, an incoming president’s transition team is not yet in the government the president-elect will soon be running. It is thus in an ambiguous state: a private entity that is being briefed on government operations as it conducts preparations for governing; an entity through which private persons (i.e., non-government officials) are communicating with public officeholders and other private citizens in order to recruit potential administration officials, discuss policy, and understand the responsibilities the new administration will be taking on. There are obvious legal matters to be discussed, and hence the involvement of lawyers and discussions that are potentially privileged. There are strategic deliberations that go into public announcements and the formulation of policy. It’s complicated. That is why, if a prosecutor and investigators want to review presidential transition files, they should make the request directly to counsel for the presidential transition. That is the way to sort out any knotty legal issues, with court intervention if necessary, so that they do not become public controversies. But that is not the Mueller way, as we saw with the utterly unnecessary pre-dawn raid on the home of Paul Manafort — busting in with a search warrant and guns drawn, at the very time Manafort was cooperating with congressional committees, and when he was represented by well-respected lawyers through whom Mueller could have requested production of whatever materials he was seeking. (Read more.)


julygirl said...

...and the Left accuses Trump of being like Putin!! Also the artificial fear stirred up regarding Russia 'interfering with our Democracy' is laughable when this Country has made a practice of interfering with numerous other country's processes even to the point of murdering potential leaders. (There was a time in the 70's when the CIA made the decision that assassinating potential trouble makers did not accomplish their goals because another trouble maker would rise up.) You can be assured if Hillary Clinton had won the election none of this sort of witch hunt would be taking place even though there is more evidence connected to her campaign. Oh, not to mention the millions all this is costing taxpayers when there are real situations such as natural disasters in which our own people are suffering and need financial aid.

elena maria vidal said...

The Swamp will do anything to get rid of Trump.