Representatives Darrell Issa and Jim Jordan are correct. It’s time to investigate the investigators. The Department of Justice’s Inspector General should launch his own investigation, and that investigation should answer a few, key questions:
Why didn’t the FBI interview the victims of the potential crime before making its determinations?
Why did the lead attorney’s record of partisan giving create an appearance of a conflict of interest within the meaning applicable federal regulations and local bar association rules?
How was the investigation conducted?
Did its conduct mirror that of other investigations, or was it cursory and conclusory – with a predetermined outcome?
Regardless of what ultimately happens in the criminal investigation, the Obama Administration is mistaken if it thinks it can use its considerable resources and executive discretion to insulate itself from accountability.