Attorney John Dowd was part of President Trump’s team. He was vilified in the special counsel report (Mueller Report) with suggestions of obstruction because of this portion of a taped phone conversation between Mr. Dowd and Michael Flynn.
I]f . .. there’s information that implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, . . . so, you know, . . . we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of protecting all our interests if we can …
But the actual transcription, just released last Friday, has much more to it:
If, on the other hand, we have, there’s information that. .. implicates the President, then we’ve got a national security issue, or maybe a national security issue, I don’t know … some issue, we got to-we got to deal with, not only for the President, but for the country. So … uh … you know, then-then, you know, we need some kind of heads up. Um, just for the sake of … protecting all our interests, if we can, without you having to give up any … confidential information.
Mr. Dowd’s reputation has been destroyed unless he receives the same sort of attention and coverage that goes with such a story. Here’s hoping that the little Ethical Barometer brings about some attention, if not resolution.