Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating whether the Trump team had ties to Russia in the 2016 presidential election, continues to be under fire because of his questionable actions.

President Donald Trump said he has no plans to fire Mueller even though many members of his Republican Party are urging him to do so.

The latest is that Mueller’s team moved to gain access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration. The emails were released to the Mueller committee by the General Services Administration, a federal agency that stored the material. A general counsel of the still-existing transition group, Trump for America, said the release of the emails was not proper, unauthorized, and the transition team considers the emails private and privileged, and not government property. If not government property, how did the GSA get hold of them?

The president was critical of the Mueller committee having access to the emails. He has said again and again that there was no collusion with Russia, which is the main issue the committee is investigating.

As with so many of the investigations in our government, many drag on and on, and cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. People are sick of the present investigation. It has dragged on too long and is costing too much money. It’s political in the minds of many Americans. They don’t trust the committee because of politics. Mueller’s committee believes obtaining the emails was proper.

Many times in the past  there were denials about a top government official being fired, and it did happen.

There has been an organized effort to “get Trump” by forces in government. Those efforts have undermined the trust in government agencies, such as the FBI and Justice Department. Why is Congress allowing all this to go on? Why aren’t congressional committees handling the investigation? Why is a special counsel usually appointed? Is it because of politics? Congress is wasting money in the current investigation. That money could be used for other needs, such as improving our highways and bridges.

It’s time for Mueller’s committee to come forward with its findings, if it has any evidence of wrongdoing, and end its costly probe.