A new special counsel?

June 19, 2017

Law Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is the latest legal expert to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in accordance with federal regulations requiring the disqualification of special counsels with serious conflicts of interest.

Mueller continues to refuse to acknowledge that his impartiality has been fatally compromised by his close relationship to his lead witness James Comey. President Trump could fire Mueller, but as Prof. Reynolds notes, that would spark a predictable firestorm of outrage from the media. So Reynolds offers a third alternative: the Attorney General could appoint a second special counsel to take over the obstruction of justice investigation, the area where Mueller is compromised.


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While that might solve the technical legal issue, I can’t help thinking that it would be the perfect illustration of what’s wrong with Washington in 2017. We already have one special prosecutor wasting millions of taxpayer dollars investigating nonexistent Russia collusion and obstruction of justice. How could we improve on that? How about with two special counsels wasting twice as much taxpayer money investigating one nonexistent scandal apiece?

It seems that special counsels are like amoeba: cut one in half, and you just end up with two of them.

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  • David Farrar

    06/24/2017 09:29 PM

    Pres. Trump is not the target of an investigation for collusion because Mueller has not recused himself. Pres. Trump is not a target of an investigation for obstruction because Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has not recused himself. Ergo, if, and when, the President becomes a target of an investigation, at least one, if not both, would have to go through at least the motions of recusal; wouldn't you agree?.

  • William R. Mills

    06/22/2017 01:06 PM

    I appreciate your "spot on" updates and exposure of the hateful left's tactics. Also, is there any chance you may resume your daily radio broadcasts which came to a halt in December of a couple of years ago? I think you could fill a great role in providing honest commentary for this nation. Your radio program was on in the Kansas City area a couple of hours each day, I miss that. Most Sincere Regards, W. R. Mills

  • Sharon Dennyinstead

    06/21/2017 08:42 PM

    Instead of tax payers flipping the bill why don't the Democrats take it out of their personal income. They're the ones that want to go down this Ridiculous rabbit trail. And their not properly doing the job they were hired for by we the people...

  • Melinda Lucas

    06/21/2017 04:18 PM

    After reading your email message this morning and listening to Sean Hannity's commentary on Fox News last night, my husband I realize that you both (and others) have summed up the fears of many hardworking Americans. All during Obama's last term we felt as if martial law would be instituted at any moment. Now we realize that even though Obama is no longer in office, his constituents are merely paving the way for steering our constitutional government into a wreck. And, it's all for personal gain and control. Now that we know the challenge facing us, what we really need to know is what we as ordinary people can do to help support the true purpose of this great land that was established by intelligent and Godly men and women over 200 years ago. We live in a state controlled by liberal forces (Oregon) and the few conservative representatives are outside of our district so we can't write to them. Anytime we've written the Democratic senators and representatives they merely placate our concerns with a "Now, now, we have things under control." I'll bet they do !! So, I guess my question is, "What can we do?" Thank you. Melinda and Scott Lucas PS Why did Jeff Sessions allow the appointment of Robert Mueller ?

  • DAVID A CALLAHAN

    06/21/2017 03:22 PM

    Mueller and Comey are like WWE. A tag team and all the moves are fake. They all claim that they cannot discuss their so-called evidence in public session. We have a term in the South. Shit or get off the pot!

A new special counsel?

June 19, 2017

Law Professor Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit is the latest legal expert to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign in accordance with federal regulations requiring the disqualification of special counsels with serious conflicts of interest.

Mueller continues to refuse to acknowledge that his impartiality has been fatally compromised by his close relationship to his lead witness James Comey. President Trump could fire Mueller, but as Prof. Reynolds notes, that would spark a predictable firestorm of outrage from the media. So Reynolds offers a third alternative: the Attorney General could appoint a second special counsel to take over the obstruction of justice investigation, the area where Mueller is compromised.


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While that might solve the technical legal issue, I can’t help thinking that it would be the perfect illustration of what’s wrong with Washington in 2017. We already have one special prosecutor wasting millions of taxpayer dollars investigating nonexistent Russia collusion and obstruction of justice. How could we improve on that? How about with two special counsels wasting twice as much taxpayer money investigating one nonexistent scandal apiece?

It seems that special counsels are like amoeba: cut one in half, and you just end up with two of them.

READ MORE.  

LEAVE ME A COMMENT.  I READ THEM!

Comments 1-5 of 104

  • David Farrar

    06/24/2017 09:29 PM

    Pres. Trump is not the target of an investigation for collusion because Mueller has not recused himself. Pres. Trump is not a target of an investigation for obstruction because Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein has not recused himself. Ergo, if, and when, the President becomes a target of an investigation, at least one, if not both, would have to go through at least the motions of recusal; wouldn't you agree?.

  • William R. Mills

    06/22/2017 01:06 PM

    I appreciate your "spot on" updates and exposure of the hateful left's tactics. Also, is there any chance you may resume your daily radio broadcasts which came to a halt in December of a couple of years ago? I think you could fill a great role in providing honest commentary for this nation. Your radio program was on in the Kansas City area a couple of hours each day, I miss that. Most Sincere Regards, W. R. Mills

  • Sharon Dennyinstead

    06/21/2017 08:42 PM

    Instead of tax payers flipping the bill why don't the Democrats take it out of their personal income. They're the ones that want to go down this Ridiculous rabbit trail. And their not properly doing the job they were hired for by we the people...

  • Melinda Lucas

    06/21/2017 04:18 PM

    After reading your email message this morning and listening to Sean Hannity's commentary on Fox News last night, my husband I realize that you both (and others) have summed up the fears of many hardworking Americans. All during Obama's last term we felt as if martial law would be instituted at any moment. Now we realize that even though Obama is no longer in office, his constituents are merely paving the way for steering our constitutional government into a wreck. And, it's all for personal gain and control. Now that we know the challenge facing us, what we really need to know is what we as ordinary people can do to help support the true purpose of this great land that was established by intelligent and Godly men and women over 200 years ago. We live in a state controlled by liberal forces (Oregon) and the few conservative representatives are outside of our district so we can't write to them. Anytime we've written the Democratic senators and representatives they merely placate our concerns with a "Now, now, we have things under control." I'll bet they do !! So, I guess my question is, "What can we do?" Thank you. Melinda and Scott Lucas PS Why did Jeff Sessions allow the appointment of Robert Mueller ?

  • DAVID A CALLAHAN

    06/21/2017 03:22 PM

    Mueller and Comey are like WWE. A tag team and all the moves are fake. They all claim that they cannot discuss their so-called evidence in public session. We have a term in the South. Shit or get off the pot!