Edward Loya Quoted in “Nunes Memo Reveals Congressman’s Penchant for Conspiracy Theories”


Edward J. Loya, Jr., Member of the Firm in the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Newsweek, in “Nunes Memo Reveals Congressman’s Penchant for Conspiracy Theories,” by Jeff Stein.

Following is an excerpt:

But is there a point when such partisanship moves beyond cheerleading into obstruction of justice? Nothing prevents the feds from looking into it, says Edward J. Loya, a former prosecutor in the Justice Department’s public integrity section. “The DOJ and FBI can initiate an obstruction of justice charge against anyone, including Congressman Nunes,” he told Newsweek. But “it would be highly inappropriate for special counsel Mueller to conduct an obstruction investigation about whether Nunes is obstructing Mueller’s own investigation. The more appropriate course,” said Loya, now in private practice with Epstein Becker Green in Washington, “would be for the DOJ to appoint a different special counsel to review this matter.”