Cocktails,  Congressional Investigations,  DOJ

Spring Drinks, Bill Barr, Bruce Lee

 

All guests must drink on Cinco de Mayo.

I loathe Cinco de Mayo cocktails. They are generally ill-conceived and ill-prepared. But, if you insist, here is a set of recipes from Cowboys and Indians — I don’t name ’em, I just report ’em — and from the Houston Chronicle.

For a step up, here are a recipes for Spring and Summer cocktails from Forbes, Refinery29, Marie Claire, and Fatherly that are worth reading (especially the bourbon cocktails in Fatherly).

 

Trial suit.

Bitterness reflects much white-collar work. This article from Town & Country about Aperol is worth reading: The Best Aperol Cocktails to Sip Al Fresco.

Recent footage of the Attorney General and Congress reminds one of vintage Bruce Lee and Chuck Connors in Return of the Dragon (1972):

Here is what I told Law360:

“From the target’s side, the end of an investigation can often feel like being ghosted, said defense attorney Jack Sharman of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.

“‘I have had all kinds of grand jury investigations that just disappear. They just go away and you never know exactly why,’ Sharman said. ‘It’s not like you always get a note that says, “Dear Jack, Thank you for your time. Here’s why we’re not prosecuting your guy.“‘

“However, Sharman said, Barr has a fair point in that, whether it is announced clearly or not, prosecutors usually do make a decision at the end of the process.

“‘Prosecutors do not normally investigate for the heck of it. You’re investigating to get to an end point, which is decline or charge. That didn’t happen here,’ Sharman said. ‘It’s very, very unusual and ultimately not satisfactory to everybody.'”

 

Read the whole article here (subscription required)

 

“Music for white-collar crime.”

Finally, here  is this Friday’s edition of “White Collar Wire” on Spotify.

Recent additions include YG, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Brian Eno, Sheryl Crow and Johnny Cash, X Ambassadors, Brian Eno, Geto Boys, Olafur Arnalds, Lee Fields and The Expressions, The Band, and Judah & The Lion.