Appearance of Impropriety

Free BeaconA top adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland is facing calls to recuse herself from the Justice Department's investigation of the Trump-Russia probe, which has looked into the actions of her husband, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

Margaret Goodlander serves as counsel to Garland, who oversees Special Counsel John Durham's investigation. Garland has oversight of Durham's budget, the scope of the investigation, and the release of a report Durham is believed to be writing. Sullivan, who married Goodlander in 2015, has been referenced in Durham's indictment of a cybersecurity lawyer who worked for the Clinton campaign. While there is no indication that Durham is targeting Sullivan, the national security adviser could be a witness for the investigation given that he was a foreign policy adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Durham's report could also reveal embarrassing details about Sullivan's work on the campaign to dig up dirt on Donald Trump's possible links to Russia.

A spokesman for the Justice Department said Goodlander "has no role in Mr. Durham's investigation," but it is unclear whether she has formally recused herself from the matter or whether the Durham probe is outside her Justice Department portfolio. Fox News reported that Goodlander advises Garland on antitrust and international issues.

So let me get this straight. Comey's daughter is in the FBI/DOJ and taking a leadership role in the Epstein/Maxwell cases. Yes, the one where Epstein didn't hang himself and the video cameras did not record him not doing it. And Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's wife is a lawyer for Garland while Garland oversees an investigation that may well target Sullivan.

There's ALWAYS someone with a connection in a position to interfere. That's how DC protects itself.

This entry was published Tue Dec 21 23:45:38 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-12-21 23:45:38.0. [Tweet]

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