Your post is more than a little optimistic. The DOJ has some half-assed idea that they are the good guys and that their immoral tactics are what good guys are allowed to do.
Forget the coming clean part, they already plan to continue with business as usual.
If we had a rule of law, there would be a way to hold them accountable through the courts or as a last resort, through Congressional action.
Those responsible for the "activities" in question recognize that there is no rule of law. This is precisely why they are trying to take extra-legal action.
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