Mueller’s Russia Probe Is A Political Hit Job: Either Rein Him In, Or Fire Him
Firing Mueller: If recent reports are true, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has veered sharply off course to investigate matters that have nothing to do with Russia’s tampering with our 2016 election. He either has to be reeled in to do the job he was hired to do, or fired.
This isn’t supposed to happen under American law, where a person can be given the task of an open investigation on someone with the end-goal of finding something, anything, that he or she has ever done that is illegal. That’s the kind of thing that was routinely done in places like the Soviet Union, in which laws meant nothing and ideology and politics everything.
America has always been different. We have defined our nation as a nation guided by the rule of law — “a nation of laws and not men,” as our Founders liked to say.
When Mueller was first named to look into allegations that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials to tilt the election, we thought it was a bad idea driven by the Democrats’ rage, not by any real concerns about Russian collusion. After all, when the book on U.S.-Russian/Soviet diplomacy is finally written, it will show collusion was basically a pillar of Democratic foreign policy from the 1970s on — from Teddy Kennedy and Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
If recent reports are true, the special counsel has veered off course to investigate matters that have nothing to do with Russia's election-tampering.