There has been some consternation over DOJ inaction following up on investigations. From where I sit, the Durham caper was to be an exception to disprove that the DOJ is reluctant to prosecute cases it might lose to a jury. That explanation for the DOJ modus operandi proved sort of embarrassing. So, they shot it down with yet another example of something that was planed to fail.
The DOJ is compromised. In the interest of protecting its absolute immunity, the key to autonomy, the most precious asset in a system where checks and balances are to rule, the DOJ has to make sure it does not run afoul of any entity (judicial, executive or legislative) that might clip its illegitimately arrogated powers. Prosecutors are supposed to be ministerial, like the electoral college, having neither executive nor judicial powers. The investigative and bargaining functions it carries out are illegitimate.
Of course, Congress could codify the DOJ functions and establish a review process. And, ipso facto, immunity would be out the window. One wonders if Senator Whitehouse, in the process of holding the SCOTUS to account for itself, happens to notice that the DOJ is another rogue entity. So much irregularity! And it is not all the subsidiary corporations’ fault.
I myself am conflicted because I do not think the SCOTUS decisions that cause such an uproar were wrongly decided. What is wrong is that nowhere in the U.S. system of laws are the natural attributes of humans even recognized, much less respected.
The American continents were explored and conquered by Europeans for exploitation. Monetization was to make it painless. Offering pain to a deity as a sacrifice was to transform pain into virtue. Man’s cognitive gyrations are truly evil. What lies beyond good and evil? Deception.