It’s Time To Fight Back: Rosenstein Had No Legal Authority to Appoint a Special Counsel

28 CFR 600.1 – Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.

§ 600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.

The Attorney General, or in cases in which the Attorney General is recused, the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted and – 

(a) That investigation or prosecution of that person or matter by a United States Attorney’s Office or litigating Division of the Department of Justice would present a conflict of interest for the Department or other extraordinary circumstances; and

(b) That under the circumstances, it would be in the public interest to appoint an outside Special Counsel to assume responsibility for the matter.

…”the Acting Attorney General, will appoint a Special Counsel when he or she determines that criminal investigation of a person or matter is warranted…”

ELDER PATRIOT – Under the rules that authorize the appointment of a special counsel there must be an underlying crime that has been committed that demands further investigation.  Acting Attorney General and life-long Democrat Rod Rosenstein ignored that requirement when he appointed Robert Mueller. 

We can conclude that because James Comey admitted under oath that there had been no criminal investigation opened into Donald Trump despite what’s now become more than a yearlong program of surveillance on Trump and the members of his campaign.

Rosenstein has exacerbated the results of his unjustified appointment of Mueller by allowing Mueller to expand his investigation into areas that were never contemplated at the time of his appointment nor that any of his findings to date suggest are warranted.

That is why President Trump’s characterization of Mueller’s evolving and ever more invasions into the president’s private life as a Witch Hunt doesn’t even go far enough.

What we have been told so far is that:

  • There was some Russian hacking that occurred under the watch of the Obama administration.
  • Hillary Clinton’s illegal server likely was the target of Russian hackers according to Jim Comey.  Hillary refused to turn that server over to the F.B.I. for many months and when she did it had been wiped clean.
  • It is alleged that the Russians hacked the DNC and DCCC servers but the Democrats never provided the F.B.I. with access to those servers.

We have also been told by an F.B.I. agent with intimate knowledge of the Clinton email investigation that:

“There is enough for her and the entire government to be brought down.  People do not realize how enormous this whole situation actually is.

“The problem is with the Clinton Foundation as I mentioned, which you should just imagine as a massive spider web of connections and money laundering implicating hundreds of high-level people.

“…This case would explode into a million other cases if fully brought to light, and then we would be one agency competing against the entire government and a hoard of other interests.

With all of these facts having been firmly established, and in light of Mueller’s refusal to investigate any of these things as Comey before him also refused to do, combined with what now appears to be obsession in finding something to discredit President Trump, there is no other conclusion to be gleaned than that Mueller – and the team of similarly corrupted swamp scum that he has assembled to help him – is solely intent on protecting the swamp at any cost.  Just as he did during the 12 years he ordered the F.B.I. to look the other way while serving as its director.

Mueller has made the choice to preserve the rampant corruption that has infested virtually every aspect of Washington, D.C.  It is time for American patriots to view Mueller and Rosenstein as enemies against Trump’s efforts to return to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.