by Conor Shaw, Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Authors Noah Bookbinder, Norman Eisen, Caroline Fredrickson, and Kristin Amerling examine the facts and law relating to seven major allegations regarding the conduct of the Russia investigation that collectively amount to one of the most sustained smear campaigns against honest government officials since Senator Joe McCarthy’s attacks of the 1950’s.
The authors explain why:
(1) Mueller does not have conflicts of interest that disqualify him from being special counsel;
(2) Mueller’s investigative team does not face conflicts of interest;
(3) No DOJ employee actions have justified removal of Mueller;