News that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve as special counsel to oversee the previously confirmed FBI investigation of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters has caused shockwaves on Capitol Hill.
“I have determined that a Special Counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome,” Rosenstein said in a statement.
The appointment of Mueller to look into Russian activity has promtpted the Trump Administration to ‘Immediately and totally work with Council to uncover the misdeeds and lawlessness of the Russians.’
“The efforts of the Russians, operating in plain view of every Democrat and mainstream media outlet for months, has undermined this administration’s efforts to make America great again. So, we gladly offer any and all help to Council,” Trump tweeted just after midnight EST.
The need for a special council became clear after all other efforts to avoid a direct confrontation failed. Last week, president Trump took the unusual step of firing his FBI director for the first time.
“He has fired cabinet members, the FBI director, the acting AG, none of it made the Russians happy.” explains George Walt of the Los Alamos Impeachment Timeline Institute. “So now, Trump has turned on them, and it’s everyone against the Russians, just like in the ’80s. At this point, it’s only a matter of time before the Russians are pushed out of office, or resign.”
The Russians had no reply to the latest news when reached for comment about the many calls for them to step down.