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Trump should thank Rosenstein for naming a special counsel

Trump should thank Rosenstein for naming a special counsel

President Donald Trump was fuming on Twitter this morning about Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein's decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate possible ties between his campaign and Russian hackers in the lead-up to November's election. He called the investigation "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history" and said "With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!" (What those alleged "illegal acts" were, he didn't say.)

Really, Mr. Rosenstein just did him a huge favor. An investigation by a truly independent special...

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