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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Rules (and Common Sense) Ignored

For John, BLUFAre there no ethics down in DC?  Rules for thee, but not for me?  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From the Blog Site, The Future of Capitolism, by Mr Ira Stoll, 20 April 2018.

Here is how it starts off:

A federal judge is threatening to appoint a "private prosecutor" to press a criminal investigation about FBI leaks to the press in an insider trading case.

The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation in December 2016 into the leaks.  But progress has been slow, or opaque, enough that Judge P. Kevin Castel of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York issued a two-page order on April 2, 2018, raising the prospect of hiring his own lawyer.

This has nothing to do with Russiagate.  But, it is a bad sign that a Federal Judge is upset about leaking by the FBI.

When I was a junior functionary in the Pentagon I thought that those who leaked information, always in the furtherance of their personal agenda, were unethical low lifes.  I still lean that way.  Earn it by the power of your arguments or go away.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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