Time for Holder to appoint a special counsel

Attorney General Eric Holder should appoint an outside Special Counsel of sterling reputation to investigate the various scandals that have emerged in the past fortnight. A regulation (28 CFR 600.1) provides that the Attorney General shall appoint an outside Special Counsel when the Attorney General determines that: criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted; the Attorney General's Department of Justice should not conduct the investigation due to extraordinary circumstances such as the investigation would create a conflict of interest; and it would be in the public interest to appoint a Special Counsel. Scandals are swirling around Benghazi, the IRS and other federal agencies harassing citizens, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records.   These scandals cry out for the Attorney General to appoint an outside Special Counsel.  Here's why.  First, a criminal investigation is...(Read Full Post)