Democrats celebrating the announcement of Robert Mueller to lead the Russia probe may end up getting more than they bargained for.
After months of demanding an independent investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Democratic lawmakers praised the Justice Department choice of the former FBI director, appointed just eight days after President Trump fired James Comey as FBI chief.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 18, 2017
“I’m surprised and thrilled. I can’t think of anybody with more integrity and who will have as much credibility within the FBI as Bob Mueller,” Connecticut Democrat Rep. Jim Himes, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said, according to The Hill. “This is a master stroke, I think, by the deputy attorney.”
But, Himes wasn’t alone in his assessment:
Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. Media should now calm down
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 18, 2017
The 72 year-old Vietnam veteran and Bronze star recipient served for 12 years as FBI director under the administrations of former presidents George W. Bush and Obama. He has, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed out, “nothing to prove,” having “earned a reputation for rectitude.”
In fact, the non-partisan straight shooter may create more of a challenge for the Democrats who were poised to petition for an independent, outside commission to investigate the alleged Trump-Russia ties. Carlson noted that the probe could extend beyond its original timeline, and could uncover more than anyone had anticipated.
@thehill Wait till he gets to DNC server, Huma, and Hillary e mails cant wait. Careful what u wish for Libtards
— Todd Hamilton (@kcathletics1955) May 18, 2017
Rep. Jason Chaffetz agreed with his colleagues that Mueller is “as good as it gets” in finding an independent special counsel.
“It doesn’t get any better than Robert Mueller,” the House Oversight Chairman told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Wednesday.
Mueller is a great selection. Impeccable credentials. Should be widely accepted.
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 17, 2017
But while he concurs that Mueller is a great pick, Chaffetz argued that there wasn’t even a need for a special investigator as he has not seen any evidence of a crime being committed.
Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter thought Mueller’s appointment should actually be causing some noted Democrats to lose sleep.
People who have most to worry about with appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Hillary, Loretta Lynch, John Podesta, Bill Clinton…
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 18, 2017
Twitter users joined in with lawmakers hailing the choice of Mueller to lead the Russia probe, but many echoed the warning that Democrats may rue the day they clamored for a special counsel.
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@thehill Mueller will also find nothing and the Dems will find out the Mueller is someone they can not buy. Congratulations you have an honest man.
— Tru Justice (@FarRightGirl) May 18, 2017
@thehill A man of integrity for sure.
— American Justice (@AmerJustice) May 18, 2017
@thehill Democrats are going to be flinging their own poop at television screens when he announces no evidence of collusion. Because there is none.
— Kim Jong-un’s Owl Dr (@theowldoctor) May 18, 2017
@thehill Question now is… if Mueller comes back with little or nothing damning of Trump, will Dem’s accept it, move on and start cooperating?
— Metadaemon (@metadaemon) May 18, 2017
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) May 18, 2017
@thehill Thank God. Maybe the Dems will shut up!
— SusanLL (@Lucia99Susan) May 18, 2017
— George III (@TreySetzer) May 18, 2017
@mikandynothem @bfraser747 @SandraTXAS @surfermom77 @Corrynmb @VoteTrumpPics @immigrant4trump @Miami4Trump @LindaSuhler @Lrihendry @JessieJaneDuff This man is a hero. He will bring out the truth. And God help any leakers he finds. He upholds the law and does not play.
— Cool grandma (@CSL1958) May 18, 2017
Can’t wait to see Robert Mueller clear all Trump associates, and then have the Democrats accuse HIM of being a Russian agent too! 😂
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 18, 2017
@MarkDice Oh, it’s ALL coming out – it’s going 2 bite them in the rear 😂😆
— Manor Hill (@realmanorhill) May 18, 2017
Twitter user dubbed “Slick Willy” may have hit the nail on the head:
@mikandynothem @bfraser747 @SandraTXAS @surfermom77 @Corrynmb @VoteTrumpPics @immigrant4trump @Miami4Trump @LindaSuhler @Lrihendry The Dems are not going to like this. Now all the shit they are hiding, just came into play. Be careful what you wish for!
— Slick Willy (@Real_Truth4U) May 18, 2017
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