I get the feeling the DOJ is more interested in a show piece win than finding the truth. Start with a conclusion and work backwards. The publishers who did wrong settled, and I bet part of that settlement was a promise to help drag Apple into their mess.
The city is ecstatic with the building. The only whiners are people showing how awesomely hip they are by being contrarian. I guess their preference for a generic mall-tastic Levi building and awkwardly placed fountain is supposed to cow everyone else into protesting for the status quo.
I expected Cook's push for corporate tax reform would be well received by at least some senators. The senate's preemptive strike against Apple indicates the ring masters were not sufficiently paid off for Tim's performance at the circus.