Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gregg Jarrett: Trump should demand Mueller quit as special counsel




(Fox News |Gregg Jarret)  The Washington Post is reporting that Robert Mueller is now investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice, examining not only the president’s alleged statement to James Comey in their February meeting, but also the firing of the FBI Director.

If true, this development makes the argument even more compelling that Mueller cannot serve as special counsel.  He has an egregious conflict of interest.  

The special counsel statute specifically prohibits Mueller from serving if he has “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the investigation or prosecution.”  The language is mandatory.  He shall disqualify himself.  Comey is substantially involved in the case.  Indeed, he is the central witness.

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