Experts Say DOJ Likely to Waive Mueller’s Possible Conflicts Of Interest

Richard Painter, who was George W. Bush’s Ethics lawyer and currently is a law professor at the University of Minnesota told Politico: “I would support them using that authority. It doesn’t really make sense for him to oversee one part of the investigation and recuse from others. … The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.”

Experts Say DOJ Likely to Waive Mueller’s Possible Conflicts Of Interest

The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.

Here Are The Differences Between A Special Counsel, Special Prosecutor and Independent Counsel

The DOJ’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Trump/Russia investigation was met with approval by Democrats, some Republicans. As Sarah Jones reported, Donald Trump cried “witch hunt” – ironic given his role in keeping the birther myth alive.

Here Are The Differences Between A Special Counsel, Special Prosecutor and Independent Counsel

The DOJ’s decision to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Trump/Russia investigation was met with approval by Democrats, some Republicans.