Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.

Did the Mueller investigation overstep its bounds?

 The Mueller investigation was a federal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and related matters. The investigation was authorized by the Department of Justice and was conducted under the authority of the Special Counsel Regulations, which outline the scope and jurisdiction of the Special Counsel's authority.

The Mueller investigation was generally seen as operating within its legal bounds and following established procedures. However, some critics of the investigation argued that it overstepped its bounds or was too broad in its scope. These criticisms were largely focused on the investigation's focus on potential obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump and his associates, rather than on the original mandate of the investigation, which was to investigate Russian interference in the election.

Overall, the Mueller investigation was a significant and wide-ranging investigation that examined a number of complex and sensitive issues. While it was subject to criticism from some quarters, it was generally seen as operating within its legal bounds and following established procedures.