If There’s Nothing To Hide, Start Naming Names

An important detail in today’s Washington Post about Roberts’s missing affirmative action file:

As part of a vetting process before Roberts’s formal nomination by the White House in late July, the two lawyers requested and were granted special access to the Roberts files. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department would name the lawyers…

If these lawyers didn’t do anything wrong why can’t we know who they were? If they returned the documents, why don’t they go on the record and say so? Why do these administration officials have a right to anonymity?