40 Years of Politically Motivated Investigations

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee meets with Mueller to discuss the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
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40 Years of Politically Motivated Investigations

Robert Mueller’s special investigation into President Donald Trump regularly makes headline news. Just what exactly is this special counsel about? Forty years ago, coming off the heels of the Watergate episode, the United States began experimenting with independent counsels to investigate executive branch officials. The investigations that followed over the next 40 years were highly political and caused serious division in America. The current investigation into the president is no different. On today’s radio show, guest host Sam Livingston looks at the history of special investigations in an effort to help listeners better understand today’s headlines.

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