America got itself a “special counsel.” Trump can be investigated and prosecuted proper (New York Times). But, some things are still a worth peeking around the corners. In Loopholesville, you never know what kind of surprises hide in the shadows.
A special counsel has jurisdiction over what it can do that is determined by the Attorney General. In our case, that’s the recused Jeff Sessions. So, the responsibility rests with the new Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein. He chose the Attorney to hire as the Special Counsel, and he now steers the ship.
Still, it is worth investigating for yourself the intricate relationships that the rules weave around the special counsel. For instance, to what extent is Trump still an invisible hand nudging an invisible hand in Sessions, who it nudging the invisible hand of Rosenstein on as it nudges Robert Mueller on?
The bottom line is that Rosenstein is still in charge, able to quash “any investigative or prosecutorial step” if the Attorney General deems “the action is so inappropriate or unwarranted under established Departmental practices that it should not be pursued.” ~Code of Federal Regulations 600.7 Conduct and Accountability (Cornell Law)
That said, Robert Mueller used to run the FBI, and after what Trump did to Comey, I don’t see him being guided by Trump’s multi-dimensional invisible hand. And, that said, if Trump did that, I am comfortable saying that it would lead to a complete failure of our government.
Bottom line is that you’ll keep doing your rockin’ due diligence and keeping up with it. Magnana Mouse will continue to publishing updates and commentary explaining what we think is going on between lines.
Wherever you get woke, GET WOKE. This bizniz is way too important to trip over while watching cat videos.