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0933, 18 May 17

Mistake to Appoint Special Counsel

I agree with the Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board on Wednesday called having a special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election a “mistake.”

The newspaper’s editorial followed the Justice Department’s appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to that role earlier Wednesday.

“These expeditions rarely end well for anyone, and Democrats are hoping this one will bedevil the Trump Administration for the next four years,” the editorial board said. “The problem with special counsels, as we’ve learned again and again, is that they are by definition politically unaccountable,” it added. “What the country really needs is a full accounting of how the Russians tried to influence the election and whether any Americans assisted them.

Now we have three investigations going for the same thing. If the outcome is anything other than criminal charges against the president and his close aides, the Democrats and media will not be satisfied. So what’s the point? Let’s just let the other two investigations run their course.

In the meantime, can the Republicans in Congress please pass some legislation? Tax reform? Obamacare repeal? Anyone?


0933, 18 May 2017


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