Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian ties with the 2016 Trump campaign has gone far and beyond the purpose of achieving justice and has become an effort to undermine the president, argues Mark Penn of The Hill. The probe has gone on for over a year and has failed to produce tangible results. Built on the very shaky foundation of accusations made by the Steele dossier, it has found no proof of wrongdoing. Its tactics have been to nail suspects for charges not related to Russia, rather than finding actual evidence. Rod Rosenstein, who is close to James Comey and therefore a witness, should not be overseeing this investigation.
The investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia by Robert Mueller has yielded solid results and must go on, infers Lisa Gilbert of USA Today. Calls to end the probe by the president and people close to him are unfounded. Already, 19 people and three companies have been indicted for election interference. Rick Gates and Michael Flynn agreed to become witnesses as part of plea deals. Past investigations like this have taken multiple years. Mueller deserves that time to fully understand what Trump meant when he said firing Comey took pressure off, among other questionable behavior by him and his associates.