Concerns And Conflicts When Investigating Gov’t Officials


Partner David Frulla authored the Law360 article Concerns And Conflicts When Investigating Gov’t Officials.” The article takes a look back at the recent history of independent/special counsels appointed to investigate, and sometimes prosecute, high-ranking government officials in the U.S., and the inherent tension between the appointers and appointees associated with conducting such investigations.

David goes on to review the current federal regulations that determined the appointment, jurisdiction and direction of current special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections; examines the potential limits that may be placed on Mueller by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and explores some critical developments to watch for as the current investigation unfolds.

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