The powers of the Legislative and Executive Branches are enumerated in, and delegated by, the United States Constitution. Those Branches cannot makeup or contrive additional powers. Why is this so? The Tenth Amendment clearly answered that question 226 years ago. And, it has not changed. Here is the text of the Tenth Amendment:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
The Constitution does not delegate to the United States the power to create “independent” entities. (See the U.S. Const.) Indeed, such a power could create entities that would destroy our government.
Because there are no “independent” governmental entities, each such entity is subject to oversight, i.e., it answers to a superior. That includes Intelligence Agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and an “Independent” or Special Counsel. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not free to do as he wishes. Here is why.
The Executive Branch, headed by President Donald J. Trump, is in charge of the FBI and DOJ. President Trump is the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. (U.S. Const., art II.) Congress has the obligation of overseeing the Executive Branch. (U.S. Const., art. I.) It is also true that the FBI is subordinate to the DOJ headed up by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Conclusion. President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Congress have the Constitutional power to oversee Special Counsel Mueller, fire him and his team, and to investigate the investigators if that is deemed necessary.
Closing thought: America has a great system of government but it only works when we Americans do our part. We must be active participants to protect our freedom. Our Constitutional Republic relies on its people, not on politicians. If we do not oversee our politicians, they will destroy America.
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