Special counsel appointed for Russia probe

The Washington Post reports:

Congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election will continue despite the Justice Department’s decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee a separate probe, lawmakers said late Wednesday.

Republicans and Democrats welcomed the decision to appoint Robert Mueller, a former prosecutor who served as FBI director from 2001 to 2013, but said their own investigations would proceed without delay.

This is a good development – both for the US political and justice system, and also ironically for Trump. Trump’s blundering has meant that there would be no faith in an internal investigation anymore. Having a former FBI Director appointed as special counsel to oversee the investigation will mean people should have faith in the findings.

And ironically I think this helps Trump. I don’t think he colluded with the Russians, and I’m not sure his campaign did either. This is the best opportunity for him to eventually have this behind him.

If however it does turnout that a member of his campaign team actively solicited the hacking of the DNC, then it will be big problems.

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