Mueller, as we know, is a Special Counsel not a Special Prosecutor.
He was appointed as a specific result of Comey being fired and was effectively tasked with playing a role closer to a head of the FBI than a federal prosecutor.
His role is primarily investigatory.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 21, 2019
The Hoarse Whisperer (International horse of mystery. Here until the treason stops.) had an interesting theory on the end of the Mueller investigation:
We all see Mueller as more of a prosecutor than a head of the FBI though… even though his primary credential for the Special Counsel role post-Comey was his tenure as the Director of the FBI BEFORE Comey.
When you view Mueller’s work through that lens it makes more sense.
Mueller has been tasked with unraveling Russian election interference and any involvement by the Trump campaign.
That is, overseeing the investigation right up to the point of potentially recommending charges and prosecutions… and then handing over the findings.
That’s less toothless than it sounds. While it doesn’t feel like a route to justice, it is no different than how the FBI typically works.
The FBI doesn’t prosecute per se. They unravel crimes and then engage prosecutors to seek indictments and pursue prosecutions.