Justice Under the Gun

Nasty questions at the FBI and Iraqgate plague the Attorney General

ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR FINDS HIMSELF presiding over a Department of Justice beset from every quarter. Dragged early in the week into a probe of its own FBI director for ethics violations, Barr's Justice Department must now endure the attentions of an "independent counsel," drafted by Barr to investigate the roiling dispute between his department and the CIA over whether the government obstructed the investigation of an illegal scheme to funnel $4 billion to the Iraqi regime before the invasion of Kuwait.

The FBI's William Sessions is under scrutiny for violating relatively minor ethical rules, like questionable business travel with his...

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