Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Philip Shenon, Politico: The most daunting assignment in Robert Mueller's career in law-enforcement and public service might seem to have arrived on Wednesday night, with his appointment as the special prosecutor in the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 president campaign, including possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. But it's hard to imagine that this new job is any more intimidating than the one Mueller confronted on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the newly arrived FBI director was forced to deal with the aftermath of terrorist attacks that left more than 3,000 people dead in New York and Washington and put the FBI's very survival in doubt because of what would be shown to be its well-documented bungling before the attacks. On 9/11, Mueller had been on the job at the FBI for exactly one week.

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Kill the story with the intro.
Yeah!

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 07:40 AM | Reply

I do think he is as good of a choice as there is. I wish we had more power though - from what I understand this is not the 'same' position of years past as the article seems to indicate. They used to have more latitude.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-05-18 10:21 AM | Reply

"President Trump and his campaign advisers have much to fear from his investigation."

That is why Trump is already claiming it is the worst "witch hunt" any President has ever faced. He is trying to taint and control the investigation from the get go because he is afraid of it. It also serves to feed his dwindling base.

And once again he is showing us his complete lack of knowledge regarding US history and in particular the history of the Presidency.

And, of course, his pettiness as a human.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-18 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


The investigation by Mr Mueller is quite wide in scope, as such, it could go on for many years.

Given the evidence that just keeps popping up when reporters are doing a lot of the investigating, I have to wonder what evidence will start appearing when subpoenas are used.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-05-18 11:13 AM | Reply

Trump is America's nightmare. But judging from idiotic right wing posts, some Americans enjoy a horror story.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-05-18 11:51 AM | Reply

Popular opinion is trump's worse nightmare. That's why he's obsessed with the popular vote and his inauguration size.

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-05-18 12:07 PM | Reply

"There's frankly no need for a special prosecutor."
White House spokesman Sean Spicer
May 15, 2017

"This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative."
White House spokesman Ron Ziegler
April 17, 1973

Deja vu, all over again,

#7 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-18 01:39 PM | Reply

PETE @ #2

Rosenstein stated that he's giving Mueller a very wide latitude.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-05-18 03:41 PM | Reply

Rosenstein stated that he's giving Mueller a very wide latitude.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac

Trump could still fire him. And that I would like to see! Trump is learning that he can fire anyone he wants but that there will be consequences. He is not the CEO of America. Federal employees still have rights. And just because you fire someone doesn't mean they disappear suddenly. All Trump did was create a hostile witness and then get a Special Counsel appointed ( who has a history with Comey).

Nice werk Trump.

Now all we need is a 9/11 type Commission to investigate the Russian cyber attack on America and to propose what we can do to prevent it in the future.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-05-18 06:04 PM | Reply

DONNERBOY

The funniest thing Trump said today on TV was that the appointment of a Special Counsel was the worst witch hunt in history.

LOL ~ Somebody should educate this dufus about ol' Joe McCarthy and his claim of 205 card carrying communists working in the State Department ~ not to mention the lives he ruined with his blackballing.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-05-18 07:53 PM | Reply

And then there's this from Erwin Chemerinsky and Eric M. Freedman in " Naming Robert Mueller as special counsel isn't enough -- because Trump can get rid of him" (www.latimes.com)...

"Without the protection of the [unrenewed] independent counsel law, Trump can order Rosenstein to fire Mueller, and fire Rosenstein if he refuses."

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-05-19 10:36 AM | Reply

DOC

It's not like that hasn't happened before. But would he dare add to the obstruction of justice charges he's already facing? It would be a delaying tactic at best.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2017-05-19 11:37 AM | Reply

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