Robert Mueller thought his rigged witch hunt against Donald Trump was safe.
But his world just got turned upside down.
And now he knows he’s on borrowed time after this jaw-dropping Trump announcement.
The day after the midterm elections, Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned.
Experts predicted for months this would happen.
Sessions failed Trump by recusing himself in the Russia probe.
His weakness paved the way for Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller.
Matt Whitaker – who was Sessions Chief of Staff – will now be the acting Attorney General.
Trump promoting Whitaker sent fake news reporters and Democrats into a panic.
Whitaker is a long-time critic of Mueller and the rigged witch hunt.
He’s criticized Mueller on television and in print for going beyond his authority.
In addition, Whitaker declared he would have indicted Hillary Clinton.
He also wrote that the Attorney General should appoint a special counsel to investigate her mishandling of classified information on her private email server.
Now that Sessions is out, Whitaker oversees the Mueller probe.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein only filled that role because of Sessions recusal.
Many Trump supporters hope Whitaker follows through on his past criticisms of Mueller and reigns in the out-of-control prosecutor.
In the past, Whitaker ripped the Mueller probe as coming close to crossing a red line.
Whitaker argued that Mueller strayed far beyond his mandate and Rosenstein needed to assert control over the probe.
He wrote on CNN:
It is time for Rosenstein, who is the acting attorney general for the purposes of this investigation, to order Mueller to limit the scope of his investigation to the four corners of the order appointing him special counsel.
If he doesn’t, then Mueller’s investigation will eventually start to look like a political fishing expedition. This would not only be out of character for a respected figure like Mueller, but also could be damaging to the President of the United States and his family — and by extension, to the country.
Whitaker wrote this piece in response to news that Mueller investigated a Trump Organization financial transaction unrelated to the 2016 campaign.
He said Mueller did not have broad authority to dig into every aspect of Trump’s life.
Rosenstein only authorized Mueller to look into Russian election interference and any crime connected to that.
Many Trump supporters cheered the news that Trump promoted Whitaker to succeed Sessions.
They believe Mueller abused his power and is running a rigged witch hunt.
Rosenstein shirked his duty to oversee Mueller because he was afraid of media blowback.
The media firestorm surrounding Trump using his memo to justify firing James Comey unnerved Rosenstein.
He appointed Mueller to get the press off his back.
He would never do anything to Mueller to invite that type of scrutiny again.
Trump supporters hope that with Sessions and Rosenstein now out of the picture, that the Justice Department will bring Mueller’s probe to an end.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.