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 https://nyti.ms/2ro31gm

President Trump’s weekend tweet about the Mueller investigation: https://bit.ly/2NWWRBX

President Trump’s tweet about the legality of Mueller’s investigation, August edition: https://bit.ly/2vxepdA

President Trump tweeting about tapes of his conversations with James Comey: https://bit.ly/2r9lvRI

The DOJ’s release regarding the appointment of a Special Counsel:
https://bit.ly/2qupOcy

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