Some good observations. It seems that ministerial positions are vulnerable to abuse. The ministerial role is to transmit information from one branch to another. There are no legal constraints because it is assumed the minister has no influence. We have already seen prosecutors arrogate powers from the executive and the judiciary to themselves. Now we see the same abuse of power in the relations between the electorate and the Congress.
We need to remember that it was the Department of Justice under Obama which argues that there is “no right not to be framed by a prosecutor,” in the oral arguments for Pottawattamie v. McGhee.