The former White House attorney I quoted is Reginald Brown (as readers of the Volokh Conspiracy already know ). He worked in the White House Counsel’s office, and as deputy General Counsel to Jeb Bush in Florida. I have known Reg since college. As for the larger issue Mark raises, I only post comments from people who I know and trust, and when I think they are making points worthy of consideration. In my view, it is perfectly appropriate to post such things — as we often do on the Corner — and that readers are free to discount the views of those who write anonymously as they see fit.