Howell’s stint ends soon. Which is one reason the Justice Department is accelerating the
pace of its investigation, including subpoenaing former Vice President Mike Pence a few weeks ago. Prosecutors undoubtedly will miss Howell’s machinations on behalf of the government. As her rulings in Perry’s case once again show, Howell is a shameless partisan willing to twist the law, and the U.S. Constitution, to advance her own political agenda.