All we stand for

Philip Bump at the Post points out that Trump’s “witch hunt” is being carried out by Republicans.

“It’s a disgrace,” Trump said Monday night, talking about the FBI’s searches earlier in the day of the home and office of his longtime attorney Michael Cohen. “It’s, frankly, a real disgrace. It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense. It’s an attack on what we all stand for.” He went on to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions and to call Mueller’s investigators “the most biased group of people,” people who “have the biggest conflicts of interest I’ve ever seen.”

The problem, though, is that the people leading the investigation — and the people behind the search of Cohen’s properties — were all Republicans, Trump donors or Trump appointees.

Like Rosenstein and Mueller for instance.

On the other hand a lot of the lawyers working for Mueller donated to the Clinton campaign.

This is the “conflict of interest” to which Trump is referring. There is no evidence that these lawyers are actually exhibiting any bias, mind you. Most are career professionals who, between them, have decades of experience working for Democratic and Republican presidents at the Justice Department.

But also…”Republican” and “Democratic” aren’t the only relevant categories here. There are also the categories of competent v incompetent, ethical v unethical, lawyer v real estate huckster, adult v child. There were compelling reasons to prefer Clinton that had little or nothing to do with party.

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