[…] Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire Neil Eggleston to be his new White House Counsel. Eggleston is the kind of guy you go to when someone tells you, “time to lawyer up.” He’s a veteran at cleaning up ethics messes for politicians, most notably Bill Clinton, whom he aided during the Whitewater probes and the Monica Lewinsky affair, double entendre intended.
But that’s not nearly all. He represented Rahm Emanuel during the scandal surrounding former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, as well as Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and George W. Bush political director Sara Taylor when scandals touched them, Clinton Cabinet members Federico Pena and Alexis Herman during corruption probes, and various business people involved in “complex criminal investigations” (Why Did Obama Hire a Top Criminal Attorney for WH Counsel?)
If Democrats lose the Senate this fall, Barack Obama loses the lynchpin of his lawlessness. The Senate in Harry Reid’s grubby hands has killed Obamacare repeal bills by the bushel and keeps every possibility of holding Obama accountable at bay. But …. with polls showing the Democrats’ Senate majority in major trouble, Barack Obama is lawyering up.(PJ Tatler)
- Obamacare Is An American Catastrophe (papundits.wordpress.com)
- Ted Cruz: When Republicans Take Control of the Senate, We Will Start Convening Hearings Focusing on the Abuse of Power From This President (hapblog.com)