Trump says the Mueller investigation is illegal. It isn’t. | With Chris Cillizza

Donald Trump has called the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election many things, including insisting the investigation is illegal. While hoaxes and witch hunts are in the eye of the beholder, legality is left to the blind eye of justice.

Sources and Further Reading:
“Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation” from The New York Times

President Trump’s weekend tweet about the Mueller investigation:

President Trump’s tweet about the legality of Mueller’s investigation, August edition:

President Trump tweeting about tapes of his conversations with James Comey:

The DOJ’s release regarding the appointment of a Special Counsel:

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