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Krauthammer: Idea of Special Counsel Is Wrong, But Mueller 'Unfireable'

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 12:46 PM

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said the whole idea of a special counsel is wrong but that at this point, Robert Mueller is "politically unfireable."

A guest on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Thursday, Krauthammer said "the reason it's wrong is that it creates an organization . . .  to go on a fishing expedition."

"The problem here at root is the whole idea of the special counsel — their mandates are essentially unlimited; their resources are unlimited; and politically they're unfireable," Krauthammer told Carlson.

"Legally yes, but we know what happened with Nixon when he tried to fire a special prosecutor. And I think the same would happen to Trump; he'd be engulfed if he tried to," Krauthammer said.

Krauthammer said President Donald Trump seems to "accept the logic" of Mueller's team looking into his finances, as it pertains to Russia, but that anything outside of that would cross the "red line," as Trump said in The New York Times interview.

But Carlson's concern is, "that seems like a pretty big line," citing "any financial transaction in Russia" like buying dinners, selling a condo or holding a Miss Universe pageant, all of which Trump has done. "Who knows what's there? It's Russia."

Krauthammer agreed.

Russia is a "mafia regime run by thugs, ex-KGB thugs. They launder money, they do deals, they steal," Krauthammer said.

"That's not to say Trump had anything at all to do with any of that, but because those are the circumstances under which business is transacted in Russia, then you can link it logically."

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