President Trump Should Fire Mueller; Special Counsel Has Exceeded His Mandate

Fred Lucas of the Daily Signal today examines “5 Questions Emerging From the FBI Raid on Trump Lawyer.” From the story:

“There apparently is nothing to the Russia investigation, so now [special counsel] Robert Mueller has to go after this tawdry matter with Stormy Daniels that is way beyond his mandate,” Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative government watchdog group, told The Daily Signal.

This Mueller excursion into Stormy waters is even more egregious given how little apparent interest he has in matters that are well within his mandate. When it was revealed in October that the Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier, Mueller should have pivoted off Trump and focused on Hillary Clinton. It has not happened. No investigation. No raid of her home. No raid of her office. Nothing.

Either the Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians through Glenn Simpson of GPS or Simpson made up stuff about Trump that he was able to peddle to the Clinton campaign. Either way, it had a Russian connection. It is Mueller’s job to get the bottom of what happened. Mueller has now dropped any pretense of fulfilling his mandate. His only goal is the destruction of the Trump presidency.

Also from the Daily Signal story:

“The investigation is out of control,” Flaherty said. “This is beyond political appearances. This is a constitutional crisis challenging the executive authority of the president. The president should do his duty and fire Mueller.”