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Is Russia investigator Robert Mueller on a 'fishing expedition'?

Is Russia investigator Robert Mueller on a 'fishing expedition'?

The latest line of attack on the Russia investigation is that it has become, in the words of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, a “fishing expedition."

That critique gained momentum with the revelation that special counsel Robert Mueller had obtained a search warrant for tax documents and foreign banking records against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. And Trump himself announced a “red line,” declaring off limits any investigation of his pre-campaign financial dealings with Russian entities.

Meanwhile, Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller and set the scope of his authority, took to the airwaves to assure the public that the Mueller...

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