Thursday, December 7, 2017

Republicans Trying to Discredit Mueller ↦

Devlin Barrett and Sean Sullivan reporting for The Washington Post:

Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of possible connections between associates of President Trump and Russian agents, trying to stop or curtail the investigation as it moves further into Trump’s inner circle.


Several law enforcement officials said they are concerned that the constant drumbeat of conservative criticism seems designed to erode Mueller’s credibility, making it more politically palatable to remove, restrict or simply ignore his recommendations as his investigation progresses.

Make no mistake: they’re worried because they know Trump is guilty of something. It’s just a matter of finding out exactly what.