With all the crimes we know were committed -- from unmasking Michael Flynn's name, to Loretta Lynch's interference in the 2016 election, to James Comey's leak(s) -- the special counsel is said to be investigating... Donald Trump.
While the FBI had originally said Trump was not being investigated for possible collusion between his campaign associates and Russia, the commander in chief is now under scrutiny for his actions in response to the probe, according to a Washington Post report... Though former FBI Director James Comey previously assured Trump in private that he was not under investigation, officials say that changed days after Trump fired Comey May 9...
...A response from Trump's legal team was sent out moments after the Washington Post report was published. "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal," said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.
I think a special counsel is warranted; just not Robert Mueller. Mueller, who is the essence of a Beltway insider, has an inherent conflict of interest given his long history as James Comey's wingman. Not to mention having Clinton Foundation donors on his staff, which has discredited Mueller's investigation before it has even begun.
Donald Trump needs to fire the entire special counsel and replace it with people who are really non-partisan. Perhaps -- dare to dream -- people who haven't contributed to either party nor taken blatantly partisan positions.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.