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Sun Feb 19, 2012, 03:27 PM

 

So is the Department of Justice Independent from the White House or Not? [View all]



I remember all the hub-bub about how unethical it was for the President to influence the actions of the DoJ. There were many discussions on DU about how the White House was using the DoJ as a political tool in violation of its charter for independence. There was plenty to go on too. Hell, it was practically blatant.

Now we have a different scenario. Now some seem to be very willing to ignore the fact that the actions of the DoJ are not supposed to be the will of the POTUS and insisting, without any evidence, that Obama is directing the Department to pursue his agenda.

Let's not forget that the DoJ defended DADT even while Obama voiced his opposition to it and ultimately did away with it. With such a stunning example of disagreement between Obama and the DoJ, knowing that Obama cannot actually voice opposition to the actions of the DoJ, and after all the insistence by DUers that the DoJ is independent from the White House...

... Why do so many people continue to insist that the actions of the DoJ are the will of Obama?

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