Thursday, May 18, 2017

Here We Go Again with the 'Special Counsel'


This is great.

Following-up from yesterday, "Robert Mueller Named Special Counsel in Russia Investigation," where I wrote: "If memory serves, past special prosecutions have been a joke."

Well, yeah.

I think the editors at the Wall Street Journal have been reading my blog.

See, "The Special Counsel Mistake" (via Memeorandum and InfoWars):

Democrats and their media allies finally got their man. After weeks of political pressure, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blinked late Wednesday and announced that he has named a special counsel to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. These expeditions rarely end well for anyone, and Democrats are hoping this one will bedevil the Trump Administration for the next four years.

“My decision is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted,” said Mr. Rosenstein, which is nice but irrelevant. With Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from the Russia probe, Mr. Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller III, who will now have unlimited time and resources to investigate more or less anything and anyone he wants.

While the decision will provide some short-term political relief, not least for Mr. Rosenstein, it also opens up years of political risk to the Trump Administration with no guarantee that the public will end up with any better understanding of what really happened.

The problem with special counsels, as we’ve learned time and again, is that they are by definition all but politically unaccountable...