Mueller Appointed Special Counsel: Here's Why Dems and Republicans Should Breathe Easier
Republicans – and Democrats – should take a breath. For once, all Americans should be happy. Deputy Attorney General, Rod J. Rosenstein, formally named Robert S. Mueller III, a widely admired, no-nonsense former Republican and Democratic FBI Director, to oversee – and conclude – the insinuation-saturated investigation into whether or not, and to what degree, Russia may have sought to influence the recent US presidential election.
Why should Republicans and Democrats be happy? Ten reasons.
First, the Attorney General’s wise recusal and Deputy’s swift appointment moves this distraction from politics to legal inquiry– where it belongs. This is good for the country. Leaks may happen, but the White House and Congress can get back to legislating.
Second, the media can sniff, but Mueller is a consummate professional, which is why two presidents appointed him FBI Director. Expect front pages to yield thin pickings. This too is good for America. It turns down the post-election hysteria on this issue.
Third, Mueller’s reputation for being thorough, as well as efficient, offers light and quiet at the end of an unusually dark and noisy tunnel. If Russians sought to disrupt faith in democracy, he will say so. If there was no collusion of any sort, with any intent, by any party – he will say so. If some other conclusion is warranted, he will say so. Period.