Special counsel Robert Mueller is not allowed to investigate anyone he would like. His purpose is to look into individuals who have something to do with the 2016 Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, holds Robert Barnes of Law & Crime. Attorney general Jeff Sessions is right to remind Mueller of this, as he has pursued Paul Manafort for reasons beyond this role. The special counsel being able to investigate anyone he wants without the proper connections goes against his constitutional boundaries. Recently, Mueller has overstepped his bounds and needs to be reeled in so that he may fulfill his role according to the law.
The accusations that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is somehow overstepping his bounds misunderstand his mission, argues Michael Zeldin of CNN. It is important for the Russia investigation that Mueller has a certain degree of independence, given the intricacy and widespread nature of the issue. In particular, he needs to find out whether any person associated with the Trump campaign had any ties to the Russia government. Details, like whether anyone sought to stifle this investigation, are crucial and difficult to verify. Mueller is going about his probe in the correct manner and shouldn’t be hampered.