From USA Today
The Justice Department has now appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to look into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. While some of the more extreme Trump defenders (like CNN’s ridiculous Kayleigh McEnany) are trying to slap a happy face on the announcement, otherwise rational observers know that this is bad news for a White House that will now be living with the Russian issue for months, if not years, to come.
But there’s one other president for whom the Mueller appointment is bad news: Vladimir Putin, leader of the Russian Federation. Spies do their best work in the shadows, and the last thing the Kremlin wants right now is a spotlight in the hands of a tough and experienced former FBI director.