Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein rocked Washington with his announcement that he is appointing a special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, to investigate — among other things — possible “links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.”
The announcement brings to mind a moment during the second Presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton on Oct. 9 2016. Trump, at one point, addressed his Democratic rival directly. He said this:
“If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re going to have a special prosecutor.”
Less than one year later, the special prosecutor has been appointed. But the target of his probe is not the one that Trump intended.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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