"Mueller? Mueller?" "Anyone? Anyone?"
Okay, now that’s out of the way, let’s try this. We are facing a grave constitutional challenge. It has to do with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller seeking to question President Donald Trump under oath on anything he damned well wants to, then punish him if, in Mr. Mueller’s opinion, President Trump has lied or evaded.
This has to be one of the worst ideas of all time, if it’s true. Here’s why: We only have one president at a time. He’s elected by the voters and the electors in the 50 states. Once he’s elected, he’s a busy boy. He has a government to run. Foreign nations to stand up to (sometimes wrongly, as in trade). Judges to nominate. A nation to urge on to greatness. He’s the boss. He’s the top law enforcement official in the country.
If a special prosecutor can throw his motions and lawsuits into the gears of government and take the president’s time and energy so that he cannot do his work, then essentially the prosecutor has become the president. He is really the puppet master controlling the strings that make the president move, run, rise, and fall.
This is an outrage. The prosecutor is not elected. He’s responsible to no one. He’s responsible only to his ego and his own sense of pride. This gives us an unelected chief magistrate of the nation, so writes Ben Stein in The American Spectator.
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