Sanders destroys norm of DOJ independence, lays out case for political prosecution of Comey
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 2 mentions • 1 week ago
thinkprogress.org 1 week ago
During a news briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the administration’s case for prosecuting former FBI Director James Comey from the White House podium. In making the comments, Sanders is disregarding what was previously an important ethical standard — that the Justice Department has prosecutorial independence. The idea is that the Justice Department should decide who to prosecute based on a unbiased application of the law, not political pressure from the White House. This is something that neither Sanders or her boss seem to value.“The memos that Comey leaked were created on an FBI computer while he ...