It’s happening. Donald Trump’s secret ties to Russia (assuming there are secret ties to Russia) could soon become public knowledge, or at least knowledge of those who matter after a Special Counsel has been picked to investigate the liar-in-chief.
The man chosen to head the investigation for the Department of Justice is former Bush and Obama era FBI Director Robert Mueller. Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had to recuse himself from all things Russia, his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, was the person who chose Mueller and will oversee the budget and resources. If you recall, Rosenstein was the person Trump initially tried to pin FBI Director James Comey’s firing on.
That’s not to say that Rosenstein has a bone to pick with Trump. There’s no evidence whatsoever that he won’t treat this with the professionalism it deserves.
In a statement, Rosenstein said, “My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted. I have made no such determination. What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.”
“Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result,” said Rosenstein in the statement.
Sources: ABC News
Mueller is a non-partisan professional — just the type that will flat out refuse to give Donald Trump the loyalty he demands. He began his career in the military, where he served a tour in Vietnam. He received a Bronze Star, two Navy Commendations, a Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Mueller worked for 12 years in the US Attorney’s office. In 1989, he served under George HW Bush as an assistant to the Attorney General. In 1998, he served under Bill Clinton as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Then, he was elevated to the head of the FBI under George W. Bush and was asked to extend his term for an additional two years, beyond the usual 10, under Barack Obama. In other words, he is independent minded, professional and fully qualified for the job. Yes, those are refreshing words considering who’s in the White House.
Mueller has 60 days to put together his budget request. Unfortunately, it will take several months until we begin to see results of the investigation. However, it may not need to go to completion. Once Trump and his associates begin to see the writing on the wall, they will start to crumble, and even the Narcissist-in-Chief could be forced to resign.
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