Los Angeles Times
Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The milestone has emboldened White House critics of the probe to declare, as Vice President Mike Pence did on NBC News, that it is time to wrap it up.
Never mind that the Mueller investigation is, comparatively, in its infancy. The Whitewater probe of Bill and Hillary Clinton, for example, began in 1994 and ended more than six years later. Muellers 12 months of work has turned up more clear wrongdoing than Kenneth Starr ever did: There have been 20 indictments and 5 guilty pleas, including prominent senior members of the campaign and administration, and that doesnt take into account the wealth of information that Mueller has yet to make public.
Some Republicans suggest that public opinion is shifting, that Trumps refrain of witch hunt may be gaining purchase. As the presidents latest mouthpiece Rudolph W. Giuliani crowed, Weve gone from defense to offense.