President Trump has every right to be furious about this investigation
President Trump has every right to scream loudly about this investigation. I have never seen anything like this since Patrick Fitzgerald went all over the Milky Way looking for someone to indict about anything.
As for Mr. Comey, it looks for sure as if he had been leaking for months to promote himself at Mr. Trump's expense.
So – exactly what are we investigating again?
First, there is no evidence of any collusion with Russia. Frankly, the idea that Russia impacted our vote is so absurd that it makes me angry that anyone is even peddling the idea. By the way, I am not taking Russia or Putin off the hook. They are and have been adversaries for a long time. They probably have tried to destabilized our system many times. However, I am not blaming Putin for getting millions of Obama's 2012 voters to switch to Trump in 2016.
Second, the appointment of independent counsel seemed like a good idea a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, leaks and the hiring of Clintonistas is troubling. Couldn't Mr. Mueller find attorneys in the U.S. who did not donate to the Democratic Party?
Third, all of this stuff about "obstruction of justice" is crazy.
As for the idea that Mr. Trump might have obstructed justice, Andy McCarthy and Alan Dershowitz and Michael McConnell have separately explained why this is a big stretch, and Richard Epstein makes the case that if anyone in this drama is vulnerable to a possible obstruction charge, it's Mr. Comey.
But whatever one believes about the President, the Post reports make Mr. Mueller's team look like political hacks focused on providing inappropriate leaks from an investigation just barely in progress, rather than professionals who are putting aside their politics to do a public service.
This is assuming the Post reports are accurate.
Mr. Mueller has a big challenge. He will have to write a report that a divided nation will accept. So far, he is off to a bad start.