Mueller could have his own conflict issue now that obstruction is confirmed as a focus of the investigation. There has been a growing campaign to discredit Mueller as special counsel due to his past connections to former FBI Director Comey. For the record, I stated at the time of his appointment that Mueller is a person known for the greatest integrity and accomplishment. I also felt that his reputation brought a calming effect on the scandal, an image of professionalism and objectivity.

He is the ideal person for a special counsel position, but not necessarily this special counsel position. As I stated previously, Mueller could not be viewed as a neutral choice by anyone on Trump’s side due to his history with Comey. I noted earlier that aspects of Mueller’s background are troubling, and I believe that Rosenstein used poor judgment in his selection.