GOP-friendly media voices and leading members of Congress are laying the groundwork to question virtually any action that comes out of Robert Mueller's operation in the coming weeks and months, leading to concerns the investigation by the special counsel may be shut down.
The 2017 Special Counsel investigation is an ongoing investigation led by former the FBI Director Robert Mueller under supervision of the United States Department of Justice. Mueller is exploring any links or coordination between Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government as part of the election interference that Russia conducted against the U.S. in 2016.
People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year — pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsel’s office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Mueller’s team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.
It is important that the special counsel concludes its work to determine how the Russians impacted our election and to determine if there was any collusion in order to help protect us from the impacts of these actions and hold the guilty parties accountable.