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Long ago, in a case called Berger [U.S. Supreme Court: Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935)], the Supreme Court set the standard for the conduct of US attorneys:
Found in Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice, by Sidney Powell
"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all, and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor--indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one."
Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935)
January 20, 2020; edited/updated March 16, 2021