Roger Kimball, discussing the wisdom of Judge T.S. Ellis:
The crux of Judge Ellis’s repartee with Robert Mueller’s thugs, er, prosecutors revolved around the legitimate exercise of power. His remarks have been quoted in dozens of columns. They deserve to be quoted in dozens, if not hundreds, more.
“What we don’t want in this country is we don’t want anyone with unfettered power,” Ellis said. “We don’t want federal judges with unfettered power. We don’t want elected officials with unfettered power. We don’t want anybody, including the president of the United States, nobody to have unfettered power. So it’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me that the special prosecutor has unlimited powers to do anything he or she wants.”
So, Judge Ellis been quoted one more time. And he's right, you know. We had all manner of unfettered power when President Pen and Phone was in office. No matter what else you might think of Donald Trump, he's done us all a favor by rolling back his predecessor's excesses. And we need a whole lot more Judge Ellises in public life.