Special counsels are a boondoggle Posted on 5/18/2017 at 07:00:27 PM by JHS
They are a way for politicians to appease the base without doing anything of substance on issues, like taxes, trade, etc. Remember Laurence Walsh? No one else does either. When the dems screamed that no way Reagan could have been legitimately elected by the rubes and it must have been collusion with Iran, he ended up appointed and wasted many years and dollars accomplishing nothing. The GOP turned the tables with Ken Starr, who also wasted time and money on things that were really for voters to decide.
This might not turn out well for your side. Reagan and Clinton weathered it just fine. If anything, I would expect a leaker or two to get prosecuted, like happened with Scooter Libby outing that CIA agent. Careful what you wish for. There is a reason Comey was not cooperating with Congress on its investigation into leaks of classified info, and he should be concerned with a special counsel probing into his spying on a president elect for patently bogus reasons. That is likely why Justice appointed a special counsel. Replies: