President Trump’s woes

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The initial reports about the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russian attempts to influence the election and any ties with President Trump’s campaign at first sounded almost complimentary to the president.  After all, the “administration” appointed Robert Mueller.  President Trump could have taken the credit for it, spinning it as a way to clear his name and to prove the integrity of his administration.

But instead, the president, once again, sent off a tweet storm, calling the appointment of the Special Counsel “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”

It is as if he didn’t know that his own justice department, on the initiative of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, took that action.  He didn’t.

Meanwhile, his staff is leaking its complete demoralization and disarray, sounding like it’s giving up.

In other news, the Trump administration has agreed to continue waiving sanctions against Iran, despite the president’s campaign promise to reverse Obama’s agreement with Iran, which he called the worst deal ever made.

 

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Special prosecutor appointed

 

Robert S. Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed a Special Counsel–a.k.a., Special Prosecutor–to investigate Russian attempts to influence the U.S. election and any connections to the Donald Trump campaign.

The Special Counsel is former FBI director Robert Mueller, who was appointed by President Bush and continued to serve under President Obama.  He is widely respected by both Republicans and Democrats.

The drama unfolds. . . .We had Special Prosecutors investigating Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.  Do you think this will end differently for President Trump? [Read more…]