— The Hill (@thehill) December 5, 2017
God forbid Mueller’s team be composed of people who are sticklers for the rule of law. https://t.co/0cXrcTPrSv
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 5, 2017
Buzzfeed has a saner take…
Newly released emails (obtained by a conservative watchdog group via FOIA) show the support Sally Yates got from within DOJ for her stand against Trump's first travel ban https://t.co/inXYJmPwE3
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) December 6, 2017
… “I am so proud” was the subject line on Weissmann’s email to Yates, sent at 9:50 p.m. on Jan. 30. The body of the email read: “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects, Andrew Weissmann.”
A spokesman for the special counsel’s office declined to comment on behalf of the office as well as Weissmann. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement that Weissmann’s email was “astonishing and disturbing.”
“How much more evidence do we need that the Mueller operation has been irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump partisans?” Fitton said. “Shut it down.”
Kathleen Clark, a legal ethics expert at Washington University School of Law, told BuzzFeed News that she didn’t think that Weissmann’s email presented a conflict of interest with his work on the special counsel’s team. Weissmann expressing admiration for Yates was not necessarily evidence of bias, Clark said.
“Weissmann wasn’t taking a swipe at Trump,” Clark said…
In the hours after Yates alerted the Justice Department about her position on the first travel ban and after she was fired, messages continued to come in from DOJ attorneys and staff. “I am 100% behind you and your decision today,” an assistant US attorney in California wrote her.
Another attorney in Pennsylvania wrote, “God bless you!”
Apart from applauding all who resist, what’s on the agenda for the day?