Remember James Comey and Hillary Clinton?
He gets NO respect form anybody for releasing his comments about Clinton that a lot of people think could have cost her the election…
While Rudy Giuliani is trying to leverage Mueller in the media for limits on the terms of questionings?
It’s up to Robert Mueller…..
Donald Trump SAYS he wants to sit-down ….
In the end?
Donald Trump WILL have to talk to Mueller’s people…
He’s not gonna end his investigation anytime soon…
The Department of Justice explicitly forbids its employees from using their government authority to influence or interfere with elections, and it discourages officials from taking overt steps that could appear to be politically motivated.
“We must be particularly sensitive to safeguarding the Department’s reputation for fairness, neutrality, and nonpartisanship,” then-Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in 2012. “Simply put, politics must play no role in the decisions of federal investigators or prosecutors regarding any investigations or criminal charges.”
U.S. attorneys general have occasionally issued memos reminding law enforcement officers and prosecutors to be mindful of timing major investigative actions so that they don’t affect an election. Those memos have encouraged Justice Department employees to consult with the Public Integrity Section of the agency’s Criminal Division when faced with questions about overt actions close to Election Day.
There’s also the question of whether inaction could also influence an election.
“The problem is either action has the ability to impact the election,” said Randall Eliason, a George Washington University law professor and former assistant U.S. attorney. “Either choice has an impact, and it’s not necessarily clear where the public interest is going to best be served.”
Comey has been heavily criticized for declining to publicly disclose the FBI’s probe into Russian interference before the 2016 election, particularly because he took the opposite approach with the agency’s investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s private email server from when she was secretary of State….