Mueller ... Mueller ...
It comes in the form of Robert Mueller III, a former FBI director who is now a special counsel overseeing the Justice Department's investigation of Russian meddling in the last presidential campaign.
In turn, as is his style, the president took Mr. Mueller's appointment personally.
How many headlines did you read last week that had the words Tax Cuts in them?
It's going to be difficult for any of the president's men (or women) to paint Robert Mueller as a hack looking for a reputation.
There's the Bill Clinton path, in which the president can send people out to disparage the special counsel, put up obstacles at every turn, debate the meaning of words, draw out the proceedings for a year or two--then call any findings of impropriety "old news."