JOE DIGENOVA: Accountability is what matters now after the disgrace that we've had where it is very obvious the DOJ and FBI under Obama -- Sally Yates, James Comey, Andy McCabe, all of these people tried to basically frame Donald Trump, to defrock him, to remove him from office, to prevent him from taking office.
What we need now is accountability through disclosure, accountability, transparency, public reports, the Horowitz report, if there are serious crimes like let's say a group of people got together and said even though we know Carter Page is innocent, we are going to lie to the FISA court so we can listen in and see if we can get stuff on the Trump people. If that happened, I'm for prosecuting that...
This is a big mistake for the Democrats to move toward impeachment. If they do that, they're going to lose the House but that's a political judgment. What I care about is the law. What we need to do is recalibrate the prosecution function.
What Bill Barr is doing is brilliant. This is a great man. This is a Robert Jackson back in the Justice Department. He says you know what, you have all the power in the world, you don't have to act like a thug, act like a professional.
Dershowitz and Ingraham also make important points. Among them is that much of the fault for the legal morass we find ourselves in--and I mean the morass that the legal profession finds itself in--is the fault of the judiciary. It's the judiciary that has failed to enforce ethical standards. I would also argue that it is the fault of the judiciary for adopting legal philosophies that contravene our common law tradition that has led to this.