Monday, August 7, 2017

Rosenstein: Mueller Can't Expand Russia Investigation Without Requesting Additional AuthorityAmid reports that Robert Mueller's Special Counsel probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election has expanded, some Trump allies are again raising concerns that the investigation might be spilling over into areas that are beyond its intended scope.  Their suspicions against Mueller have been heightened by his personal and professional closeness with fired FBI Director James Comey, his decision to hire numerous Democratic donors onto his growing team, and various reports suggesting that he may be peering at evidence that arguably goes beyond the Russia matter.  As Leah wrote on Friday, respected conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has begun sounding the alarm that if an enterprise that began as a serious examination of Russian malfeasance and potential collusion morphs into a fishing expedition in search of any possible crime that can be pinned on Trumpworld, a constitutional crisis could ensue.  Skip ahead to the two minute mark for the relevant exchange:

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