Gowdy Buys Lynch's Defense

He sounds very argumentative, except at one moment where he agrees that he 'understands that' it is important to protect the confidentiality of Lynch's team.

Her argument is that it's very important that these decisions not be touched by politics. That is to say, in this case, that it is important that they not have to explain themselves to the American people. This is being presented as an interest in justice: that it is important to justice itself that these decisions not only be made out of the public square, but that the explanation for the decisions never be revealed to the public at all.

And that's the part that Gowdy buys.


Eric Blair said...

Well, he was a prosecutor.

Grim said...

Right. I'm just surprised -- a bit, though less and less -- at the range of government officials who really think they ought to be shielded from democratic oversight.

Texan99 said...

I can sometimes support a deliberative privilege. I think the final decision should be justified in public, but not necessarily the process of getting there: who argued what, how the counterarguments went.

Ymar Sakar said...

The real Powers behind the throne, aren't even seen let alone recognized as existing.

It takes a special kind of perception for those not in the political life, to perceive them.