November 19, 2017

The Fifth Branch of Government?

The editors of the Washington Post concur with President-Elect Trump’s tentative decision not to continue the Justice Department investigations of Hillary Clinton:

The nation ought to be relieved that President-elect Donald Trump has decided not to press his campaign pledge to criminally investigate rival Hillary Clinton for her handling of email while secretary of state and for the activities of the Clinton Foundation. A drawn-out probe, fueled by Mr. Trump from the White House, would invariably become a political circus, take on the overtones of vendetta and deepen the wounds of the election.

but they’re on shakier ground here:

The law enforcement system and the U.S. attorneys who investigate and prosecute federal crimes are supposed to be independent, free from interference by the White House or anyone else.

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