With the persistence of the left to pin charges of collusion with Russia on the President, his cabinet is having to go to greater lengths to protect him. Democrats and the media are determined to find something to hang the collision story on, even if they have to break the law to do it. Special counsel Robert Mueller seems willing to assist.
The President recently caught flack for displaying his disappointment with Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe. However, most of us are unfamiliar with the fury and intensity the President’s opponents have displayed in their “digging for dirt.” The President was distressed over Sessions’ recusal because he knew someone would have to hold the left to the law.
Thankfully, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has declared that he plans to be that buffer. He has said that the special counsel will need his permission if they want to reach outside of things pertaining to Russia.
Via Washington Examiner:
If special counsel Robert Mueller finds any crime outside the scope of the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, then he’ll have to seek permission, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Sunday.
“Bob Mueller understands and I understand the specific scope of the investigation, and so no, it’s not a fishing expedition,” he told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
It has been reported that Mueller’s investigation has expanded to look at the finances of Trump and his associates, giving rise to concerns that Mueller could make it the focus of the probe. Rosenstein seemed to dismiss this issue.
Asked if there were no red lines under the terms of his order, Rosenstein said that the investigation is subject to the rules and regulations of the Justice Department.
If there’s evidence of a crime that’s found within the scope of what they have agreed, then Mueller has free rein, Rosenstein explained. If it’s outside the scope of the probe, then “he needs to come to the acting attorney general, at this time me, for permission to expand his investigation,” he added. Rosenstein noted this as a precedent, which was also followed by independent counsel Ken Starr during the Clinton years.
If Mueller used this Russia probe as an excuse to dig into all parts of the President’s life, he wouldn’t be the first to use a legal excuse to dig into the personal and professional life of a political opponent. It’s a pretty common trick, and the President and his staff know that. Someone doesn’t have to have something to hide in order to not want their life gone through with a fine-tooth comb.
We do still have rights in this country, and a person is still innocent until proven guilty. It is, of course, extremely important to know that we have someone we can trust in the White House. However, when those who don’t trust him do so based on principle instead of substance, they don’t have the right to rip his life to shreds in order to find something to win others over with.
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(Source: Washington Examiner)