Skip to comments.Commentary: Mueller's investigation isn't going to 'wrap up' soon - and Trump is still in peril
Posted on 05/16/2018 11:45:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that "it is time to wrap it up."
Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Mueller's 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas, including prominent senior members of the campaign and administration, and that doesn't take into account the wealth of information that Mueller has yet to make public.
A successful ouster of Mueller would not derail the investigation at this point. Too much evidence has been gathered, and too many prosecutors, who have surely considered and planned for the contingency, stand ready to carry on.
In the course of the past year, we've learned not to underestimate what Mueller knows and what bombshell he may have prepared. It may involve the Russians and the campaign, it may involve obstruction of justice, but there are other relevant threads.
The "wrap it up" crowd is indulging in wishful thinking. The first anniversary of the Mueller investigation is unlikely to be the last.
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Harry Litman teaches constitutional law at UC San Diego. He is a former U.S. attorney and deputy assistant attorney general.
California Dreaming by Liberals.
If they decide to go after lawbreakers things could really pick up.
So the Judicial is going to continue with the campaign of interference against the duties of the Executive?
Don’t bet your nest egg on it, Litman. Trump could turn it off in a heartbeat by declassifying all the pertinent documents and information -— and then the AMERICAN PEOPLE would get the full truth.
Another wishful anti-Trumper leftist. Stand by.
Where’s the Kool Aid Alert?
Trump is IN peril. We are ALL in peril. The law is corrupt.
Based on what is coming out, one could say Mueller, et al. are in peril for conspiracy and treason against the USA.
Rudy G. has been saying the opposite, that the end of this investigation was near. Based on his current pattern of making bombastic statements, only to walk them back the next day, I didn’t think he knew what he was talking about.
He leaves out that the “20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas” had NOTHING to do with the Trump campaign (yes, even Pappadopoulos)and that a federal judge embarrassed Mueller in court by dismissing one of them.
guilty pleas for collusion? I don’t recall seeing any?
Dream on, Harry.
Our government is becoming a shakedown racket of terror ruled by litigators and prosecutors, and the population, fooled by pretender defenders.
Maybe before long, the lawyers who rule over us will no longer even pretend to be legislators and executive administrators.
Mueller, Rosenstein and Sessions will not leave voluntarily.
Being under investigation shouldn’t interfere with the Executive. Especially if there is nothing there. A nothing burger should be yielding....well nothing. The President has wasted more time posturing than anything.
It is all about the money. The Mueller Team is making more money than they ever would in Private Practice at Taxpayer expense. They will try and string this thing along as far as they can in order to make the big bucks. This isn’t about ideology, it is about Money. It is the old story...”Follow the Money”.
LA Times, how sweet, they still pretend they are a “Newspaper”
Please keep grabbing at straws, kkthx.......
In peril of what exactly? Of what crime has he been charged? I mean, other than your basic WhiNE charges (being elected while not establishment).