Published January 17, 2023
The two special counsels separately investigating the improper possession of classified documents by President Biden and former president Donald Trump have difficult tasks in determining whether to recommend criminal charges against the two men.
Fortunately, they have a good example they can follow: Then-FBI Director James B. Comey’s decision in 2016 not to recommend charges for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.