Mueller, Comey befuddle parties
Special counsel Robert Mueller is beginning to look like former FBI Director James Comey — a guy who started out angering one party and ended up irritating the other. Something like this is rare enough in American politics, but for it to happen so quickly in succession to two figures so deeply linked to each other is unprecedented. We do live in strange times.
Mueller is now ticking off Democrats because he doesn’t want to testify in public about his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. This is frustrating to party leaders because they believe his prime-time testimony about President Trump’s transgressions could be money in the bank for their 2020 candidates. But first, they have to get him in front of a TV camera.