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Turley on Special Counsel: ‘This Actually Could Be Good News for the Trump Administration’

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Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley argued the appointment of a special counsel to investigate ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia could be a positive for President Donald Trump.

Turley made the case that it could be the only way to clear his name, noting that if it had been done by Trump’s Justice Department, there might have still been doubts.

“Well, there’s a curiosity here that this actually could be good news for the Trump administration,” Turley said. “I said a week ago that they should be asking for a special counsel. The only way that President Trump could possibly clear his name after his own comments and controversy would be for someone who was beyond reproach, beyond question to render the decision. Had the Justice Department resolved this question, many on the Hill would not be satisfied because of everything that’s happened. So this may be the price of hubris. This was almost inevitable when the Comey memo hit.”

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