The number of people calling for Jake Sullivan’s wife to recuse herself from John Durham’s investigation is growing.
Merrick Garland’s Advisors
One of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s top advisors is facing calls to recuse herself from a Justice Department investigation into the origins of the probe into alleged collusion between former President Donald Trump and Russia, especially since the probe has also looked into the actions of her husband, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
The advisor, Margaret Goodlander, is in charge of Special Counsel John Durham’s inquiry. Durham’s budget, the scope of the probe, and the publishing of a report Durham is said to be producing are all within Garland’s control, according to The Republic Brief.
The Appearance of Conflict of Interest
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said, “The Justice Department’s standing guidance calls for employees to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, especially when it comes to ongoing criminal investigations.”
The DoJ insists Goodlander has no role in the investigation, but it’s unclear if she has formally rescued herself.
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.