The far-right House Freedom Caucus will stop at almost nothing to short-circuit Independent Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in our elections (probably because said meddling generally benefits the GOP) and its relation, if any, to the Trump administration. Spearheaded by reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), its belligerent and ham-handed confrontation with officials from the Department of Justice, and particularly Asst Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, has invited unflattering and well-deserved criticism.