I'm starting to believe that Tim Cook is an idiot. This is not how you handle these things.
This is Washington D.C., the way to go about this is to hire lobbyists and flood Washington with money. That's what all the smart high tech companies are doing.
Apple spent a paltry $2 millions in 2012 and about $4 millions in 2013. Google spent $18 millions in 2012 and it's not really having any legal problems with DOJ despite their various violations.
That's one place that Apple can really, really learn from Google.
Amazon, the real source of this lawsuit for Apple, spent $2.5m in 2012 and more than $3.5m in 2013 on lobbying.
Apple can easily afford $50m to spend per year on lobbying and all its legal troubles with the DOJ would go away.