From a Daily Signal story today by Fred Lucas:
“As more time passes, the more Mueller’s credibility is reduced,” Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, told The Daily Signal. “The legal case to fire or relieve Mueller is strong. The question is the optics. It might be best to leave him there, since ultimately he will come up with little.”
Flaherty said he believes the Russia investigation is in place to shield the FBI from exposure in using the discredited “Steele dossier,” an anti-Trump document funded by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, to justify the probe of Trump associates.
“Mueller can rescue his credibility by expanding the investigation to Clinton and the genesis of the dossier,” Flaherty said, adding:
The problem with that is that the FBI was involved. The Mueller investigation from the beginning was never to find Russian interference in the election. It always was and continues to be a rear-guard move by former and current FBI officials.
The Mueller operation should have evaporated the minute it was reported that the Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier. Reducing circumstances to their simplest terms, FBI officials worked in concert with the Clinton campaign to spy on and frame the opposing candidate for the presidency. They thought that they would get away with it because they expected Hillary to win.
Mueller understands the seriousness of the misconduct by his friend James Comey and other FBI officials. He is not seeking to unmask Russian interference in the election but rather to cover up FBI interference in the election.