Fox News analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said Thursday that Republicans should be "very happy" about the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation into Russian interference in the previous election.
Napolitano said Mueller's involvement should ease the pressure on Capitol Hill over the inquiry.
"The investigation will be conducted below the radar screen, not on national television, not in the halls of Congress, and hopefully not by information being leaked, leaked, leaked to the point where it's a flood," he said.
On Wednesday, Napolitano described Mueller's appointment as "a two-edged sword" because "it relieves Republicans in Congress of the angst over what to do about the steady drumbeat of bad information, potentially violative of law, coming out about the White House, which has come out now for a couple of days in a row.
"It gives the White House, as Brit [Hume] said, a little bit of breathing room. But this is a very, very serious prosecutor and investigator, universally respected, or nearly universally respected, certainly by both sides of the aisle, who will not stop at anything or anyone.
"He will convene a grand jury, which will meet in secret. The subpoenas will be served in secret. If the subpoenas are not adequately complied with, they will have a federal judge assigned to them to issue search warrants, which will be served by FBI agents. He has almost an unlimited budget. He has as many resources as he needs from the FBI, and he has total and complete independence of the White House and of the Justice Department itself."
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