[quote=“Wereflea, post:2, topic:42342”]“Maybe Mueller will truly investigate the machinations of this con artist and plunderer? Maybe Mueller will defend our institutions and even possibly defend America against possible treason? Maybe!”[/quote]IMHO, it’s quite likely that Mueller* is already investigating Kushner – if not Tweetle-Dumb himself – since that’s where his investigations of Flynn, Manafort and Sessions will lead him. Whether or not the RePooplicans in the House will fulfill their oaths of office and stand up for their country instead of the Plunderer in Chief is another story entirely.[quote=“CommonDreams, post:1, topic:42342”]" . . . In short, Robert Mueller is the last best hope for an independent investigation of whether Trump obstructed justice when he pressured and then fired Comey. But his power is granted entirely by a president and a political system that can ultimately revoke it at any time. And that’s a pretty
scary proposition in Trump’s America."[/quote]
What this truly sad story makes clear is that the entire Justice Department should have been set up like the Supreme Court — the President nominates candidates for federal attorneys, FBI director, etc., but once con- firmed by the Senate these officials serve for ten or twenty or twenty-five years according to the positions they occupy, and can only be fired or removed by a two-thirds (or maybe 60/40) vote of the Senate, and NOT at the whim of the President. Unfortunately, it’s too late now – at least so far as the present crisis in concerned.
* Why is it that only one person I’ve seen on T-V in the past three weeks – congressman Ted Lieu of California – has pronounced Mueller’s name according to the way it’s spelled. ‘Mueller’ rhymes with ‘mule-air’, not with ‘dull-er’.