Congress and the press should be on the lookout for efforts the president and his political allies might take to impede the investigation, short of attempting to fire Mueller.
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The president is subject to investigation and, if the evidence supports it, indictment.
Most commentators have assumed that the scope of Robert Mueller's investigation will be governed by the 1999 regulation authorizing the appointment of a “Special Counsel” that was enacted in the wake of the lapse of the independent-counsel statute. But the counterintelligence investigation that Rosenstein appears to have intended to delegate to the Special Counsel is inconsistent with the criminal focus of that regulation.
The President has the power to override the regulation that requires "good cause" to remove special counsel.
There are a lot of unanswered questions about the probe new special counsel Robert Mueller will lead into the Trump-Russia issues. I want to offer some thoughts on two questions that are already being raised: what is Mueller’s jurisdiction, and will the public learn what he uncovers?
Congress has two basic choices when someone refuses to comply with a subpoena: let it go or pursue contempt remedies.
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