Every lawyer has difficult customers – wishing the impossible, refusing to follow the advice and accusing you, if the case is “not burned”. All the parameters of Donald trump who has always been such, even before he became President.
A “client” of the attorney General William Barr is not trump. His client – the United States of America. However, during his short career in the current administration Barre managed several times to fulfill the wishes of the President. One example is the appointment of John Drama, a long-time former attorney for the Department of justice, and now the chief Federal Prosecutor from Connecticut, to explore the reasons that led to the investigation Robert Mueller and the relevant actions of the FBI.
This is the third investigation into the matter. The first held the office of the inspector General of the Ministry of justice whose function is the detection of errors in activity of Department and make recommendations for its improvement.
Second, when he was attorney General of the United States in March of 2018 began Jeff sessions, and for the same reasons, and Barre, to please Trump. He appointed John Haber, head of the Federal Prosecutor’s office of Utah, in order to carry out the investigation, which is now charged Daremo.
These repeated attempts cause to worry for several reasons, because they are political theatre, based on a poorly concocted conspiracy theories, has to create a background for the election campaign 2020. It is difficult to justify the need for another investigation, when not investigated the previous one.
It is necessary to observe a few rules to dispel the fog of hysteria raised by trump and his supporters.
First, when you hear the expression “e-mail Hillary” when discussing the reasons for the investigation, Muller, finish the discussion. This is a “translation arrow” in its purest form.
Second, use the phrase “Yes. What?”. If any of the allegations against the FBI are true, is evidence of the fact that Mueller came to the wrong conclusions? He opened the Russian attack on the election campaign of 2016 is a very serious conspiracy, even if technically the electoral headquarters of the trump and was not privy to it. Muller was more than 30 indictments. And if not an investigation would not be aware of how defenseless were the United States, which should not remain so in 2020.
Of course, trump will not manage to investigate such interference, he even committed to it did not come. However, the FBI received a warning about the actions of Russia, was obliged to do his duty and investigate what’s going on. It’s not espionage, as expressed Barre, and counterintelligence operation. If the FBI had the evidence that the Russians tried to infiltrate the headquarters of the President, representatives of this structure and had to be at the center of their attention.
And thirdly, if there is no damage, no fault. Opponents of the FBI based on the fact that it was opposed to trump and let him get elected. The investigation was very meticulous, but none of the charges had not been published prior to election day – including materials “dossier stilla”. It is illogical to assume that those who tried to hurt Trump, waited with the publication of the data until then, until he was elected.
The Ministry of justice and the FBI faithfully defend the United States, showing impartiality and apolitical. It’s their job. Sometimes they are wrong, but then in the case enters the office of the inspector General – this is his job.
But there is no reason to launch one investigation after another on the same issue, particularly when the inspector General did own conclusions. And be based on assumptions, as did the Barre, the more dangerous, because in this case the Ministry of justice becomes a political toy. In the present situation the essence of this game is only to fog the truth.
Chris Truax, lawyer, member of legal Advisory Board of the organization Republicans for the Rule of Law