fishing expedition


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The quotation comes from With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone

Quotation: The longer Mr. Mueller’s investigation goes on, the more vulnerable he will be to allegations that he is on a fishing expedition, said Katy Harriger, a professor of politics at Wake Forest University and the author of a book on special prosecutors. Such accusations dogged the investigation of Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel whose investigation of Mr. Clinton stretched on for years.
Hi everyone! What does the bold part mean?
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