“The order appointing me special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation,” intoned Robert Mueller the other day.

Several times in his talk, the much-lauded, much-reviled hired investigator spoke as if he did not know what his job in fact and law was.

“We conducted that investigation, and we kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of the progress of our work. And as set forth in the report, after that investigation if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so.”

Here he thinks his job was to assure us that the president did not commit a crime. Not, as is common practice in American law, find enough evidence to prosecute for a crime. He seems to think his task was to find enough evidence to exonerate.

This type of lawyering sure seems . . . soviet . . . to me.

Hardly surprising, since he was one of the key players in the Iraq Conquest push, as comedian Dave Smith noted on Part of the Problem today. If not soviet, then serpentine.

As Mueller resigned, slithering away, the Swamp just got ten feet shallower.