Dear editor: As students in public schools, we were taught about the Constitution as a system of checks and balances, which prevented any branch, faction, or agency from becoming too powerful and tyrannical. For police to invade privacy to gather evidence of a crime, they were to have permission from a court to prove probable cause. In the case of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller questions arise. Has he a warrant from a judge to investigate? How long does he have to chase for evidence? What are his limited and enumerated powers? Mueller squeezed a confession from Michael Flynn into confessing to a crime he --Flynn -- did not commit, done by Mueller by threatening action against Flynn's son. Keep in mind that Mueller's office has limitless funds to use against citizens who do have limits on their ability to hire legal help. So where are the checks and balances applied against the special prosecutor? By law, Mueller's agency is operating as an enemy rogue against the Constitution and American citizens. Legal remedies are needed to bring this rogue office within boundaries of accountability.

Leonidas Miller, Mattoon

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