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Mueller Named Special Counsel to Probe Russian Influence in 2016 Election

Yes, good idea. Putting country above Party. Just like the Obama administration did during the Hillary Clinton email probe.

Oh, wait a second, that actually didn’t happen.

From the Department of Justice:

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today announced the appointment of former Department of Justice official and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as Special Counsel to oversee the previously-confirmed FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.

“In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” said Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.

“I have great confidence in the independence and integrity of our people and our processes. Considering the unique circumstances of this matter, however, I determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome. Our nation is grounded on the rule of law, and the public must be assured that government officials administer the law fairly. Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result.”

19 Responses to Mueller Named Special Counsel to Probe Russian Influence in 2016 Election

  1. And WHEN he comes back and says, in essence, “There’s nothing to this, Trump’s innocent,” the Democrats will accuse him of whitewashing it.

    Mark it down.

  2. Whether it’s a good idea aside, the Dems have been demanding this for weeks, so once again they get their way, despite being the minority party. They got Sessions to recuse himself, too.

    • No crime committed and yet the Dems get Special Counsel appointed, free to investigate whatever he deems might be a crime. This will consume the Trump Administration.

      What was Trump thinking to leave a Dem as #2 at FBI? Fire Comey and not replace him posthaste.

      And where the heck is Jeff Sessions?

      This will be a disaster for Trump and a big win for the UniParty.

      And after selling Comey as a man of high standards at the beginning of his appointment, am not going to buy that about Mueller.

      We lost. Trump may be President but the Dems have all the power, And thank you very much GOP for sitting on your hands.

        • “And where the heck is Jeff Sessions?”

          He recused himself from this left-wing-charade early on after Senator Frankenfraud cried over two handshakes Sessions had with a couple of Russians at a congressional conclave. If Sessions had been a Gimmecrat, Frankenfraud would have applauded a b-j and said nothing.

      • Yup, the Dems are succeeding in reversing the outcome of the election…death by a thousand cuts. They were talking impeachment before he was even sworn in, and now they and the MSM have something to hang their hat on (doesn’t matter if there was no wrongdoing). Now Trump’s agenda is dead and nothing will get done.

        You’re right. We lost after all.

        • You give up too easily.
          Wait for the outcome before you throw in the towel.

          There’s a possibility the dems just stepped in it.

          • I think it’s greater than a “possibility”. I think they just stepped on the Mother of all Landmines.
            The Mueller mandate is partly on Trump and associates but also on Russian meddling. AND…….who did Russia “meddle” with the MOST?
            The DNC and Podesta. What is yet to come is going to be better than election night.

          • Geoff,…
            See the link I put below from the conservative tree house.

            The MSM has already tried to connect Mueller to a law firm that was used by Manafort.

          • Point is this will be a distraction every day until the investigation is over. What about repealing and replacing Obamacare? What about tax reform?? Are these things happening this year? As we approach June, I predict nothing will get done. A wasted year. And wasted votes from last November.

          • Geoff Caldwell says:
            May 17, 2017, 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm

            As you know you can write the greatest article ever, chock full of new discoveries. But if your paper will not publish it ….

      • Read it earlier. Nothing deters them over there. So it was more to escape my own assessment. A good fix of Trump optimism.

        I don’t think Trump gets it. This is not about politics. It is not about draining the swamp. It is about power — raw power. And the rule of law and other niceties are overlooked, or discarded without ramification.

        And Trump has no B team. Republicans will jump ship faster than anything.

        They just want to survive. The Left wants to dominate and overthrow.