Mueller’s investigation is not going away
Matthew Whitaker, who has publicly advocated for limiting special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was named acting attorney general after Jeff Sessions resigned Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s request.
This investigation into Russian intereference in the 2016 presidential election is not going away, nor should it. Let the chips fall where they may. But if Mueller is fired, the investigation will likely go to the Democratic controlled House. Frankly, Trump stands a better chance with Republican Mueller. Plus, the political fallout of firing Mueller would be devasting to Trump’s already weak hold on power and support. Scott Hardy
Sessions resigned on Wednesday but should have done so a year ago. Mueller has had over a year for this investigation and has produced nothing against the president. Time to stop spending taxpayers’ money over nonsense. Suzie Watkins
Sessions may have done the right thing, but he denied Trump a supportive attorney general. Think of all the things former attorney general Eric Holder may have done for Barack Obama and how much cover he gave him. Larry Hollingsworth
The left has been obsessing on Trump firing Mueller for over a year now. I can’t think of any other nonevent getting this kind of coverage. Mike Slay
Trump couldn’t have appointed Whitaker as interim successor if Sessions was fired.
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 empowers the president to bypass a deputy and install anyone who has been confirmed by the Senate for any position “to perform the functions and duties of the vacant office temporarily in an acting capacity.”
In other words, Sessions had to resign so Trump could bypass Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Larry Mennemeier