Former U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy does not believe that Robert Mueller’s ties to Jim Comey are problematic. Mueller is a “straight arrow” who is known to be “honest” and “patriotic.” However, there is a serious problem with his investigation, McCarthy wrote in National Review in June.
The problem is that there is no legal basis for this investigation. The investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, McCarthy says, is not a criminal investigation. It is a counterintelligence investigation.
It should be the work of agents, not lawyers and the investigation needs to be limited.
McCarthy is concerned about “the ideological bent and potential for overzealousness of the staff he [Mueller] has assembled.” But, he says, “there is no doubting their legal acumen, and with Mueller calling the shots, I believe the Trump administration and the public will get fair treatment…”
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