Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett gave his thoughts on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Trump-Russia probe.

Bennett, a Fox News contributor, said he sees the news as "good" for President Trump as long as there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia. 

"If he did collusion, and I don't think he did, Mueller is bad news because he will get to it," said Bennett. 

Bennett noted that Mueller, who led the FBI after the 9/11 attacks and served until 2013 when he was replaced by James Comey, just became one of the most powerful people in the country.

He said the position Mueller holds is "ripe for mischief," but expressed confidence in the Marine veteran - a Bronze Star recipient for his service in Vietnam - as a man of "unquestionable integrity."

"He is part of the swamp, I guess, but he's a part of the swamp that can be trusted," said Bennett, who added that the investigation should "tone down the volume" in Washington, D.C. 

"It may not, because Democrats are infected with some kind of disorientation syndrome with regard to Donald Trump," said Bennett. 

Watch his comments above.


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