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Why the government goes easy on corporate crime

When Robert Mueller was tapped to investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, white-collar defense attorneys in Washington pumped their fists and readied their invoices.

Donald Trump and his inner circle have hit up practically every white-shoe law firm in town: Covington & Burling, Miller & Chevalier, Morgan Lewis, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright.

Justice STOP 1a LLLLFor decades, veteran litigators from these firms have defended everyone from George W. Bush and Jack Abramoff on the right to Bill Clinton and John Edwards on the left.

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