Robert Mueller served as the head of the FBI for several presidents, and he is praised by members of both parties. I'm fine with him being selected as a Special Council by the DOJ to investigate the Trump-Russia links and other issues.
But I'm kind of bothered by the term "Special Council". Shouldn't he be considered a "Special Prosecutor"? Can someone explain to me the legal definitions of both phrases?
In 1973, Archibald Cox was asked to be Special Prosecutor by Elliot Richardson, who was up for Secretary of Defense, and the Democratic Senate pressured him to get Cox to accept the appointment or Richardson wouldn't get SecDef.
Well, we're living in a very different time...one where we don't have an opposition party in charge of either the House or the Senate as we did back in '73. So in response to the growing media outcry over Trump's dubious deals, the Republican-owned DOJ has made this appointment to Mueller.
And he accepted.
It makes we wonder if this was another terrible decision by a president who makes six terrible decisions before breakfast!
Mueller is the kind of guy who will likely be guided by neither politics nor special interests. He'll hopefully seek only the truth.
And this will make the next several months very interesting! There are several ways it will play out.
1) Mueller will investigate all those areas Donald dreads, and will be blocked from getting any cooperation. And it will look terrible for the president.
2) Mueller will find some damning evidence that Donald did indeed break the law. And it will look terrible for the president.
3) Mueller's investigation will bring about serious impeachment talk, and Donald will fire Mueller. And a modern-day Saturday Night Massacre will look fucking TERRIBLE for the president!
So, that's some of what may transpire. We'll see. Anyway, here's my awesome Congresswoman's statement in favor of Mueller's appointment:
DeLauro Statement on Appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel:
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
“From day one, the Trump Administration has been mired in scandal. The appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel to oversee the investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election is a critical step in a long process. Director Mueller has a long history of distinguished service and integrity.
“We still need an independent commission to investigate Russia’s involvement in our electoral processes, to educate the American public on this assault on our democracy, and to work to develop ways to protect our country in the future.”