Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The argument for an independent counsel

The bottom line is that any president who would do this should not be permitted to appoint the next FBI director who will be in charge of an investigation of that president.

The President does have the legal right to appoint an FBI Director, but the Director has to be confirmed by the Senate, so the Senate should refuse to confirm anyone unless all investigations of the President, his associates, the members of his campaign, and the members of his administration are assigned to an independent investigator and taken out of the hand of the FBI Director.

There is chatter that Trump's support among some Senate Republicans is starting to crack. (My own otherwise useless Republican Senator has called for Trump to appoint a Democrat). If just three Republicans are serious, then they need to insist upon an independent counsel before we get a new FBI Director.