Donald Trump Insisted He Can Run the Special Counsel Investigation if He Wanted To

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawAug 20 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Robert MuellerAbout: FBI & Department of Justice
Donald Trump bragged that it is well within his powers to "run" the Special Counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign, but that isn't how the Justice Department works. Trump could technically fire his way down until he finds a lapdog willing to do his bidding, but a President can't just "run" any investigation he wants.

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Quote | As much as Trump wants to say otherwise, he personally can not "run" the investigation.s

“I can go in [to the Special Counsel investigation], and I could do whatever — I could run it if I want. But I decided to stay out,” Trump said. “I’m totally allowed to be involved if I wanted to be. So far, I haven’t chosen to be involved. I’ll stay out.”

Targeted by Trump