On Wednesday's night, the Justice Department selected former F.B.I. director Robert Mueller to head a special counsel to oversee the Russia-Trump investigation.

On Thursday's show, Tom applauded the appointment of Mueller and thinks a special counsel is a good thing for the country.

Tom says an trustworthy, independent guy like Mueller is the only way shuffle through the smoke, innuendo and anonymous allegation and get to the truth.

And even if the truth is bad news for Democrats ... or Republicans ... the truth is what matters and all Americans should want to get to it.

LISTEN ABOVE AS TOM EXPLAINS ..