What is gained by appointing a special counsel to oversee the Trump investigations? [duplicate]
A special counsel was named by the DOJ to take care of the Trump legal investigations.
The goal of this is to help remove the investigation from politics. By naming a special counsel, the investigation is not being done by Biden or his appointed attorney general. However, I do not see how this helps. The special counsel was still appointed by the attorney general. It is no more removed from politics than if it was done by the DOJ.
What is gained by appointing the special counsel?