October 4, 2017

THEIR NEED FOR THEM BEING A CERTAINTY:

Mueller Tasks an Adviser With Getting Ahead of Pre-Emptive Pardons (Greg Farrell, 10/03/17, Bloomberg)

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a distinctly modern problem. The president, judging by his tweets, could try to pardon people in his circle even before prosecutors charge anyone with a crime.

Mueller's all-star team of prosecutors, with expertise in money laundering and foreign bribery, has an answer to that. He's Michael Dreeben, a bookish career government lawyer with more than 100 Supreme Court appearances under his belt.

Acting as Mueller's top legal counsel, Dreeben has been researching past pardons and determining what, if any, limits exist, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Posted by at October 4, 2017 7:04 AM

  

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