The Principle of Professional Law Enforcement Is Now on the Line

The Principle of Professional Law Enforcement Is Now on the Line
By Benjamin Wittes

April 12, 2018 at 02:44PM
via The Atlantic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theatlantic/TZRn/~3/0p_hkTHpOH4/

«Trump is livid because Rosenstein has supervised two separate investigations that involve both Trump himself and those close to him, now including Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen—and because Rosenstein has not loosed the Justice Department and the FBI on Hillary Clinton and other political foes of the president. In other words, the president wants to fire Rosenstein because apolitical law enforcement is stronger with him than without him, and the president is at war with the very notion of apolitical law enforcement.

You don’t need to take my word on this point. Trump himself says it all the time—and loudly.»

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