February 16, 2022
Did you know that Jake Sullivan’s wife is reportedly a top adviser for Attorney General Merrick Garland in the Department of "Justice"? According to POLITICO, Maggie Goodlander not only clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer but also for Garland when he was on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. (A story in the New Hampshire Bar News says she found it “really painful” and “an abdication of duty” that the Senate didn’t take up Garland’s nomination for Supreme Court.) With Biden's election and Garland's appointment, she became his counsel in the attorney general’s office, where she now works.
Jake Sullivan, as you definitely know, works in the White House as Biden’s national security adviser and also played a huge role in the spread of the fake Trump-Russia story. He hasn’t been indicted at this point, but at the very least could be called as a witness.
Goodlander must recuse herself immediately from anything involving the Durham investigation. Washington, DC, is so incestuous, this is no doubt just one of many conflicts of interest that will emerge before Durham is done.
As a side note, during President Trump’s impeachment trial, she served as counsel for the HouseReason #10,398 To Homeschool Your Kids: Judiciary Committee and House Managers, trying to help them get Trump convicted and removed from office. Her husband must have been so proud.
But do you see the problem? It's not a good look, even for this DOJ.
POLITICO could have used a chart to show all the relationships among Jake Sullivan, his family members, and other DC players.