Doj Have To Review Possible Conflicts Of Hobby Now That Robert Mueller Is Special Counsel

“Special Counsel Mueller has agreed to resign from his private law firm in order to avoid any conflicts of interest with firm clients or attorneys,” a Justice Department statement noted.
” Same goes for Aaron Zebley, who was one of Mueller’s top aides, and James Quarles, another WilmerHale partner joining Mueller’s special counsel team, the law firm spokesman said.
Reached Thursday, the Justice Department had no immediate comment on who, if anyone, conducted that analysis: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; Assistant Attorney General Lee Lofthus, who runs the unit that handles administration of the Justice Department; or someone else.
Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice spokeswoman, said according to her read of the special counsel regulations, counsels undergo “appropriate” background and conflicts-of-interest checks after an appointment is made.
That turn of events has got people asking whether Mueller’s previous role poses conflicts for his current one.

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