Former FBI Director and James Comey’s BFF Robert Mueller was appointed to as special counsel to investigate potential ties — if any — between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, which is accused of meddling in the presidential election.
By all accounts — even from leading Democrats like Dianne Feinstein — there are no ties, yet Mueller’s investigation goes on and on Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who came in second place in the GOP primary behind Trump, has issued a warning to Robert Mueller: Don’t turn this into a “fishing expedition.”
“Bob Mueller is a good and honorable man, but I certainly hope that the appointment of a special counsel doesn’t turn into a fishing expedition,” Cruz said during a campaign stop in Arlington (Cruz is running for re-election in 2018). “There’s a reason that special counsels and independent counsels have gone adrift in the past. It’s because they allowed their mandate to encompass everything in a massive fishing expedition. That would be an abuse of the terms of the appointment, so I hope that’s not happening.”
“I’m not going to respond to unsubstantiated media leaks and anonymous sources,” Cruz said. “I do think Bob Mueller is a good and honorable man. I would hope he focuses on his specific assignment.”
Robert Mueller, who has a good reputation in Washington, D.C. among establishment types in both parties, has come under criticism for loading up his investigation with Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton donors who can hardly be seen as fair and objective.
One such hire was not only a donor to Hillary and Obama, but also clerked for extreme leftist Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.
Democrats, who have been rabidly foaming at the mouth since Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat on November 8 of last year, are hoping to expand the original jurisdiction of the investigation into an “obstruction of justice” charge against President Trump.
However, constitutional scholar Mark Levin, in quoting Department of Justice rules that have been in place for several decades, said on his radio show this week that such a charge wouldn’t be possible under a sitting president.
Levin said a 1973 DOJ memorandum considers any criminal investigation by the department into the president a conflict with the Constitutional separation of powers.
“Mueller is not an independent agent… the rules and regulations that apply at the Department of Justice to all prosecutors apply to Mr. Mueller,” he said.