Opinion | ‘I’m Haunted by What I Did’ as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department – The New York Times

Opinion | I’m Haunted by What I Did as a Lawyer in the Trump Justice Department (Published 2020)

No matter our intentions, lawyers like me were complicit. We owe the country our honesty about what we saw — and should do in the future.

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/opinion/trump-justice-department-lawyer.html

The story of the Trump campaign’s attack on our elections could have been the story of the Trump administration’s four-year-long attack on our institutions. If, early on, the Justice Department lawyers charged with selling the administration’s lies had emptied the ranks — withholding our talents and reputations and demanding the same of our professional peers — the work of defending President Trump’s policies would have been left to the types of attorneys now representing his campaign. Lawyers like Mr. Giuliani would have had to defend the Muslim ban in court.