August 7, 2017
By Bob Dreyfuss
By now, it's clear: Robert Mueller, (click here) the special counsel looking into Russiagate and related matters, is a determined, relentless inquisitor whose investigation could lead to criminal charges against a wide range of Donald Trump's staff, associates, former campaign officials and members of his immediate family. And, when its work is complete, it isn't out of the question that Mueller's team could deliver a report triggering Trump's impeachment....
There should be NO personal attacks on any American standing up for the country, including US Senator Blumenthal.
The Mueller panel is about the country. It is important he goes forward with this investigation no matter where it takes him. If the country is at risk this investigation has to be conducted. It is outrageous to think a foreign country, a powerful foreign country is persisting a fight against the USA through subverting our elections. The facts have to come forward.
If the current president finds the investigation threatening, too bad. This is about the country. If a president is complaining about an investigation that is about the country he is automatically setting himself up for ridicule. Too bad.
...Trump, of course, is lashing out at Mueller, the congressional panels, his own attorney general and Department of Justice, the FBI and the media over what he called, in a tweet, "the single greatest witch hunt in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people."...
What is this 'of course?' There is no 'of course' here. Trump has no idea what is being found. Got that? He doesn't know what is occurring with the investigation. Yet, he is OF COURSE lashing out. What? He doesn't even know what to lash out about. The man is paranoid. There is no greater truth than that. Robert Mueller is NOT holding press conferences. He is conducting his work out of the spot light. There is no 'of course' here.
Robert Mueller has assembled a very impressive group to help him with the investigation. That group will grow with the responsibility the investigation discovers. The Special Prosecutor has a very important responsibility. He has a country at risk and it doesn't get anymore important.
I trust Robert Mueller. The country should trust him as well.
August 3, 2017
[Washington, DC] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) (click here) today joined U.S. Senators Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to introduce bipartisan legislation that would create a judicial check on the executive branch’s ability to remove a special counsel.
The Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (SCIPA) ensures that any action by the Attorney General or Acting Attorney General to remove a special counsel from office must first be reviewed by a panel of federal judges.
“This measure seeks to forestall a potential constitutional crisis raised by President Trump’s ominous ongoing threats of improperly firing the current special counsel,” said Blumenthal. “The specter of Presidential action against Robert Mueller – designed to stop or stymie a vitally necessary criminal investigation of the President himself – makes safeguarding the special counsel urgently necessary. Congress must act, right away, to check this potential Presidential abuse of power. Even the threat of such political interference, constituting potential obstruction of justice, undermines the special counsel’s investigation. Only judicial review can check such possible abuse and eliminate any doubt about special counsel’s ability to hold accountable all lawbreakers. Make no mistake: this investigation will continue and conclude fairly and fully.”...
This is about the country. The country is more important than any lousy politician.