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Several recent articles have suggested that, should Special Counsel Robert Mueller be fired and his investigation discontinued, state attorneys general could, in effect, step into his shoes.  While state officials can play some role in what might broadly be termed the anti-Trump resistance, I do not believe they can function effectively as stand-in special prosecutors.

I lay out my reasons for this view in an article published today in Slate.  You can read the article at this link.

I’ll be writing a bit more on this subject, and reader reactions to the Slate piece, in coming days.