Special Prosecutor

Witch Hunt: The Getting of the President

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

Let’s cut to the chase. This isn’t an investigation. It’s the Washington Swamp going on offense. It’s one thing to build political myths to soothe a losing candidate and her supporters. It’s quite another to successfully get a “special prosecutor” to investigate a crime that never happened — and stock the prosecutors staff with partisan lawyers who contributed to her campaigns or even, in one case, actually worked for the Clinton Foundation.

Rosenstein Joins the Posse

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Rosenstein had gone over to the dark side. He had, it was said, on Trump’s orders, put the hit on Comey. Now, by siccing a special counsel on the president himself, Rosenstein is restored to the good graces of this city. Rosenstein just turned in his black hat for a white hat. Democrats are hailing both his decision to name a special counsel and the man he chose. Yet it is difficult to exaggerate the damage he has done.

A Coup Attempt, Not a Constitutional Crisis

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

Trump will not be impeached, and he will not be harried out of office. But he faces a formidable combination of media hostility—what the president today denounced as a “witch hunt”—and a divided White House staff prone to press leaks. The likely outcome will be a prolonged dirty war of words that will delay Trump’s domestic agenda and tie down his loyalists with the chores of fire-fighting.

Schumer's Special Prosecutor Proposal for Russia Lacks 'Fairness'

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

I support Senators Schumer and Warner in their quest to make the DOJ appoint a special counsel on this matter before a new FBI director is confirmed by the Senate... except for one thing. As Barack Obama would put it -- FAIRNESS. If you're going to have a special counsel for the Trump-Russia situation -- in the spirit of bipartisanship and indeed fairness -- you would need to have similar counsels for Democrat scandals.

The Politics of 'Special Prosecutors'

Setting aside the astonishing idea that the Democratic Party would hold the nation’s top law enforcement agency hostage to its own political agenda, the idea that a “special prosecutor” is needed implies that a crime worthy of prosecution is known to have been committed.