Trump investigation

The Paranoid Style at the FBI

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The gross and abusive politicization at the FBI is the obvious story here, yet the media portrays the probe with somber respect, as if it still reflects badly on Trump rather than an out-of-control FBI. Were official Washington not in the grip of obsessive Trump hatred, it would see the story as a stunning indictment of the FBI for squandering its objectivity in the pursuit of low and paranoid politics. In the past, the media chastised paranoid FBI agents for their “McCarthyism”; now they turn them into heroes, even as their suspicions prove embarrassingly hollow.

It's OK now to ask whether Mueller has anything to say

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

There’s a politically incorrect question hanging over Washington that it’s almost safe to ask: How much longer can Robert Mueller spin his client-for-life until even Nice People start asking questions? Mr. Mueller has been hacking away at what was once called the “Russian collusion investigation,” now in its third year, and all we’ve seen so far is more evidence that a lot of shady lawyers do well in Washington. The media has been searching for more than two years for the “big there” that would rid us of this president, but all we’ve got is a diet of vegetarian snacks that satisfies nobody’s hunger.

Robert Mueller: A Solid Choice for Trump-Russia Investigation ‘Special Counsel’

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Formal independence is less important than the perception of integrity (flowing from the reality of integrity). Bob Mueller has that. I remain a skeptic of special prosecutors or special counsels. Democrats are so Trump-deranged that I suspect, despite Mueller’s solid reputation, they will claim the fix is in if impeachment does not appear to be on the horizon in short order. But most people will give Mueller a chance. And he deserves that.