This Could Endanger Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been deemed to have iron pants in that his position seems immune to the threat of being fired by President Trump. When Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Special Counsel, it fell to the hands of his assistant, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 

Rosenstein is a holdover from the Barack Obama administration, as is the chain of command under him. The resignation of Dana Boente puts Mueller one step closer to being an endangered species. Will President Trump call for Mueller to resign? Should not Congress do that for him? Is Mueller already compromised by the Hillary Clinton and her Russian dossier problem?

As Written By Max Kutner for Newsweek:

With the resignation of Dana Boente on Friday as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to replace another Obama-era holdover in the Department of Justice line of succession. If Trump demands that the department fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and if enough officials resign or get fired rather than carry out his order, the decision to do so could fall to Boente’s successor.

As Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump has been interviewing candidates for some of the 93 open U.S. attorney positions. Democratic lawmakers and legal analysts have claimed his involvement in that process is inappropriate. But the Eastern District of Virginia role is especially important, thanks to an executive order that Trump signed in March.

The order altered the line of succession at the top of the Justice Department. The order includes three U.S. attorneys, meaning that making departmental decisions such as whether to fire Mueller could fall on one of them. Mueller is overseeing the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign….


Dana Boente’s Resignation as U.S. Attorney Could Endanger Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Leave a Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.