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December 22, 2021

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Margaret “Maggie” Goodlander, counsel to Attorney General Merrick Garland, is facing calls to recuse herself from any involvement in the Trump-Russia investigation over the probe’s connections to her husband, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Special Counsel John Durham’s Trump-Russia probe is overseen by Garland, who is in charge of the investigation’s budget, scope and final report.

Sullivan was mentioned in Durham’s indictment that accused Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann of “making false statements to the FBI in 2016 regarding alleged communications between [the] Trump organization and [a] Russian bank.” 

Empower Oversight founder Jason Foster told the Free Beacon, “It would be no imposition on [Goodlander] or AG Garland to simply recuse herself from providing any advice to him in relation to that investigation—and thus reassure the public that she will continue to have no role in the future.”