Former FBI director Robert Mueller enjoys deep and wide respect inside and outside of the Beltway, among Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.
Of course: Now he’s Special Counsel with unique independence in addition to his formal authority that comes from the Department of Justice’s regulations.
For purposes of the investigation into Russia’s attack on our elections in 2016, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is the Acting Attorney General and technically Mueller’s supervisor. But it’s almost impossible to imagine circumstances in which Mr. Rosenstein would attempt to guide or influence Mr. Mueller.
Both men are long serving public servants and career prosecutors. Both deserve the respect they have earned and Mueller especially needs time to get his investigation staffed and grounded.
When it’s all over Mueller will have an overwhelming presumption of integrity on his side whether his findings hurt Republicans or Democrats.
Pundits especially should be very leery of rushing to judgment about anything connected to the Russia investigation. Wait upon the facts and Mr Mueller.
Wait upon the facts.