No More Partisan Politics. We Need an Independent Investigation Into the Trump Team’s Russian Ties
In a sane world, there would be no question about this.
The reason for an independent inquiry? The existing mechanisms for such an investigation are too tainted by coziness with Trump, or by questions about their own behavior, to do the job in a way the public can trust.
For instance, FBI Director James Comey — and, in fact the agency itself — is by the Justice Department’s inspector general over questions about pre-election disclosures concerning the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. While investigators deserve a presumption of professionalism, there’s been sufficient controversy to justify skepticism about the agency’s independence.