And now they’ve appointed a special counsel for the FBI Russia-Trump probe. That is a big big deal.
BREAKING | NBC News: Department of Justice appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor for Russia investigation.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 17, 2017
BREAKING: Deputy AG appointing special counsel to take over the Russia investigation; it's ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller — @PeteWilliamsNBC
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 17, 2017
As we’ve noted before, some think naming a special prosecutor has constitutional issues, and it may not even be efficient, but at least they’ll be totally and completely independent of the White House.
Trump is not going to like this.
UPDATE – But Ed Morrissey does!
Wow. That's big — and a good choice, too. https://t.co/KnkbsjZk9v
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 17, 2017