Success! Robert Mueller Named Special Prosecutor for Russia Investigation

As evidence mounted to suggest that the Donald Trump campaign improperly collaborated with Russia, over 60,000 Care2 members signed a petition calling for a special independent prosecutor to investigate the alleged cover-up.

At last, that collective call has been heeded. On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead an investigation into the Trump campaign.

“My decision [to appoint special counsel] is not a finding that crimes have been committed or that any prosecution is warranted,” Rosenstein was careful to note.

Many individuals on both sides of the political spectrum consider Mueller to be a fair choice for this role because of his reputation as a hard worker with integrity. Previously, Mueller led the FBI between 2001 and 2013 — second only to J. Edgar Hoover in bureau leadership longevity.

Rosenstein’s appointment, effective immediately, gives Mueller the power to look into “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” as well as the ability to criminally prosecute involved parties should the evidence ultimately implicate them.

Reportedly, Trump was unaware that Rosenstein planned to make the appointment until the formal announcement. The president and his staff released a statement assuring the country that an investigation would quickly vindicate him on these allegations.

Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was pleased with the development, she expressed her hope that it was just an initial step in the investigation. “[Mueller] cannot take the place of a truly independent, outside commission that is completely free from the Trump administration’s meddling,” Pelosi explained.

And that is an important distinction to make. While Trump cannot impede the investigation by firing Mueller — as he did to FBI Director James Comey — he does have the power to fire DOJ employee Rosenstein.

A new deputy attorney general could then fire Mueller or scuttle the investigation. Normally this power would fall on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but he recused himself from this matter when he lied to Congress about his contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

Of course, forming an independent, outside commission like Pelosi suggested would require bipartisan support in Congress — and, shockingly, that hasn’t manifested yet.

Most Republicans have remained very careful to only express displeasure with solitary news items that portray the administration poorly, while declining to connect any dots until there is more evidence — all the while, stifling efforts to actually connect those dots.

While this particular petition was a success, that doesn’t mean that America’s presidential nightmare is over.

With an investigation of this nature, it’s entirely feasible that Trump’s four-year term will conclude before Mueller’s investigation does.

Keep vigilant and lend your signature to other related petitions to ensure that any potential wrongdoing by the Trump campaign comes to light sooner than later:

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108 comments

Jennifer H
Jennifer H1 months ago

Wonder how long before the firings start....

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Margie FOURIE
Margie FOURIE2 months ago

Thanks

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ANA MARIJA R
ANA MARIJA R2 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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william Miller
william Miller2 months ago

Thanks

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Past Member
Past Member 2 months ago

Rhoberta E. You really have to check out vdeo of Melanoma Tramp SLAPPING small hand of Jabba the Hut coming down off of plane in Israel. ALL OVER INTERNET. Me thinks Jabba will be looking for another gold digger.

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Past Member
Past Member 2 months ago

Oh my. Sean Urbanski who loved Alt Reich:Nation murders black student.

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Past Member
Past Member 2 months ago

Rhoberta E. I could not stop laughing!! David F. should check out a new Facebook page he would love. Alt Reich: Nation.

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heather g
heather g2 months ago

Hope Mueller is independent enough.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E2 months ago

david f
Your post says it all !! "I could care less where the news comes from"... Apparently that IS true of you. You are the king of rag news sources !!
You're really too funny david

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Past Member
Past Member 2 months ago

David F. Gullible moron.

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