Wall Street Journal Says, “It is Time for Robert Mueller to Step Down”
The WS-J is urging special counsel Robert Mueller to resign.
In an editorial, the newspaper cited “troubling questions” about former Director Mueller and the FBI.
“The Washington Post and The New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this Summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti-Trump texts to his Mistress,” the WS-J said.
“As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview.”
And it said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is taking on a questionable role of resisting Congressional oversight.
It noted the Justice Department has floated numerous reasons for ignoring the House subpoenas. And it claimed none of them were “persuasive.”
“First it claimed cooperation would hurt the Mueller probe, but his prosecutions are proceeding apace,” the WS-J said. “Then Justice claimed that providing House investigators with classified material could hurt security or sources.
And the WS-J said the time has come for Robert Mueller to go.
“The latest news supports our view that Mr. Mueller is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible,” the WS-J said. “The investigation would surely continue, though perhaps with someone who doesn’t think his job includes protecting the FBI and Mr. Comey from answering questions about their role in the 2016 election.”