Asha Rangappa @AshaRangappa_ Fmr FBI Special Agent, lawyer, faculty @JacksonYale. Tiger(ish) mom. @CNN analyst. Editor @just_security. Karaoke, golf, and Shakespeare aficionado. Views mine. Sep. 25, 2019 1 min read

I agree. I was expecting to see some Art. II/foreign affairs arguments, and why congressional oversight would intrude on this. Instead it’s a circular reasoning saying that complaint is an attempt by the IG to directly investigate a matter rather than “watch the watchers.” Huh??

Even more bizarrely, it uses the fact that there have been no election security measures passed as justification that election security is not a matter relating to intelligence functions. ?!? So the failure to protect the U.S. is now Trump’s loophole for escaping accountability??

Lastly, the remedy, according to OLC, is for complainant to report any potential crime to DOJ. You know, the one headed by a guy who is referenced in the complaint as being enlisted to help in the potential crime which Trump might be engaging in. (No mention of that conflict.)


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