Today, a short while after Donald J. Trump finished his rose garden press conference wherein he enthusiastically trashed James Comey and proclaimed himself the most honest-est President in the whole wide world, a small bit of good news came across the news wires: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just appointed Michael Dreeben III to his investigative staff
Michael Dreeben is the Deputy Solicitor General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice criminal docket before the United States Supreme Court. He has argued before the Supreme Court more than 100 times and is recognized as an expert in U.S. criminal law. (WIkipedia ) By all accounts he is a brilliant lawyer with an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law.
In 2010 Michael Dreeben gave a lecture at Duke University Law School –his Alma Mater—and was was introduced thusly by Prof. Neil Siegel :
“…Michael Dreeben is one of this law school’s most distinguished graduates. He is the Criminal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States in which he helps to supervise the government’s litigation in criminal cases in the federal courts, as well as in the U.S. Supreme Court. I had the honor of working for Michael for a year at the office of the Office of the Solicitor General and it was apparent to me very quickly that not all advocates are all similarly situated with respect to the degree of interest they trigger in the justices. The advocacy is of uneven quality some are better at it then others, and what struck me about Michael’s arguments, is not just the poise and confidence —and often lack of notes–but the frequency with which each of the Justices would sit forward inon their chairs as he spoke.They were intensely interested in what he had to tell them. He has unmatched credibility before the court and I think unmatched knowledge and intelligence about what the goverment’s interests in criminal litigation are—and it shows. He is truly one of the very best Supreme Court Advocates in our country, in our constitutional system…..
So Mueller is anticipating the arguments before the Supremes , and he is placing those arguments in the hands of one of the most knowledgeable, experienced, and respected Supreme Court advocates in the country.
I hope Donald and his little piss-ant real estate lawyer shit their pants at the news. They have no idea what they’re in for.