Mueller has some explaining to do

Victoria Toensing:
What alleged illegality is Mueller investigating? Trump exercising lawful presidential authority?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump. We know that is true because the areas of inquiry that Mueller is interested in have been leaked. But the questions Mueller is looking at are not about the issue the special counsel was supposed to examine: collusion with Russians to fix the 2016 presidential election.

Rather, the Washington Post reports that Mueller “is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.”

The two acts, according to the Post, are related to “efforts by the president or others to hamper the special counsel’s probe.”

How can that be? Flynn had nothing to do with the special counsel’s probe. And firing the head of the FBI does not thwart what all the people under him are doing. So what is the alleged illegality here that could possibly “hamper” or obstruct the investigation?

It is beside the point at this time that there is no such crime as colluding. It is beside the point at this time that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was so negligent in his drafting the appointment of Mueller that he did not limit the investigation in either scope or time.
So far, Mueller has indicted Manafort over completely unrelated matters in what looks like an effort by his team to extort testimony.  He has also indicted two people on process crimes that have nothing to do with actual collusion with the Russians which would not be a crime, to begin with.   Are Mueller and his team trying to trap Trump in another process crime? 

If so he will confirm the opinion of many in this country that the investigation is an illegitimate coup attempt.


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