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Sorry still on phone. Issue is if Laufman makes himself one of the two DoJ, do I send the two case agents or insert myself. Andy told Bill send the best two. And what "best" means isn't clear to me in this context.
Do you or Bill fundamentally believe that 3 and 3 Is the RIGHT thing for the case? If the answer is no, then you call —redacted— back and say we're good as is. You have never wavered from saying 2 and 2 is best. I don't get what the hesitation is now.
Finally leaving. As I think about going away, I remember that we have moved around interviews so that I can be there for them. Those are the things I need to be present for.
Yeah, but you know what bugs me? If you weren't in there, who is supposed to point out all the doubts and qualifications about the reporting, all the potential misinterpretations and exaggerations? that person needs to be in the room. I understand it could be you, but it could be me or somebody else at that level. They should have the benefit of that type of nuance and information, and clearly they don't, or at least they don't enough. They're certainly not getting it out of the so-called senior leaders who are sitting round that table beside Andy.
Yes, he's at Skadden in Chicago. I haven't talked to him for a year or two. Don't forget that Dag Comey appointed him as special counsel in the Plame matter, and that he was there for Comey's investiture.
And it frustrates me, because Bill, at his 7:15, brings up the whole matter in front of his DADs. One who is acting for Dina. Who immediately goes to John and tell him how Bill is stressed because all the stuff is going on about a special prosecutor. Bill needs to learn to not talk to everybody about this when he's upset about it. And I guarantee that agent, while discreet, is certainly going to tell at least a few other people.😡😡😡😡😡😡
Because you know where I was on Thursday or Friday night - when I was complaining about everyone expecting me to deliver the hard message while they vacillated in discussing with their counterparts. About how my sense of justness and character was at odds with waiting until Sat to say something.
You are a part of this and that's not going to change. But I think you have every right to be angry and frustrated about being left out of the loop on your investigation, especially when you're going to be left holding the bag. And I think you're entitled to say something to Baker about that, though on this one I would probably discuss with Bill first.
—redacted— Just talked with Bill, who spoke with everyone this morning. Will fill you in tonight or tomorrow.
Please, when you get a chance, plug in with Aaron all the behind the scenes work I did with Andy, Jim, etc. to get this result. Andy was NOT going to do it just based on Mueller's convo with him - he just didn't understand what the problem was. AND I did a lot of work to help them understand that —redacted— was also not the right guy.