A New Man on the Job

by Heather Robinson

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team to “help bring the Mueller investigation to conclusion,” according to CNN.

Giuliani told CNN his objective will be to interact with special counsel Robert Mueller in the probe.

It will be interesting to see what Giuliani, former US attorney for the state of New York and an experienced prosecutor before he was ever a mayor, will be able to achieve. Among many other achievements, Giuliani is known in these parts for dismantling the chokehold of organized crime in New York (at one point he was targeted for assassination). He also is heralded with initiating the Comstat program, a system of management and organizational tools, undergirded by results-oriented philosophy, credited with drastically reducing crime in New York City.

For many Americans (including this one), the Mueller investigation alleging collusion between President Trump’s team and the Russians in the lead up to the 2016 election – an investigation that has stretched on for over a year and unearthed no tangible evidence of collusion – is starting to look like a suspiciously partisan waste of taxpayer money that frankly offends our sense of fair play.

The President is not above the law, of course. But in any other circumstance, if a massive federal bureaucracy was single-mindedly dedicated to finding evidence of guilt about one person, and had turned up no such evidence after a year, many people who now support this ongoing probe would be crying foul, and abuse of civil liberties.

If indeed this investigation is a witch hunt, Giuliani is the man to stand up for the truth.