"The only way to avoid a tainted investigation or a political explosion is another counsel to investigate possible obstruction of justice.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a problem: He has a disqualifying conflict of interest regarding a large part of his work.
It involves a choice between investigating or relying on former FBI director James Comey, a longtime close friend of Mueller’s.
Ideally, he’ll recognize that and resign.
But if he doesn’t resign, Attorney General Jeff Sessions should appoint another special counsel to take over the obstruction-of-justice part of the investigation, where Mueller is disqualified.
At present, there are two investigations:
- One into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians (a claim that even Democrat Chris Matthews admitted fell apart after Comey’s recent testimony)
- and an investigation into whether, while being investigated for this claimed collusion, President Trump or someone else obstructed justice.
That investigation is closely tied to Comey, and so is Mueller..."