The Wall Street Journal just published an editorial that calls into question special counsel Robert Mueller’s biased investigation into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
They describe the probe as “conflicted”.
In the article, titled “Mueller’s Credibility Problem,” the authors pointed out a number of ‘conflicts-of-interest surrounding the investigation, noting Robert Mueller’s relationship with former FBI director James Comey as well as recent revelations of anti-Trump biases held by senior officials and FBI agents close to the case,’ reports Hannity.
“All of this reinforces our doubts about Mr. Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair and credible probe of the FBI’s considerable part in the Russia-Trump drama,” it states in the column. “Mr. Mueller ran the bureau for 12 years and is fast friends with Mr. Comey, whose firing by Mr. Trump triggered his appointment as special counsel. The reluctance to cooperate with a congressional inquiry compounds doubts related to this clear conflict of interest.”
“The latest news supports our view that Mr. Mueller is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible,” the op-ed adds. “The investigation would surely continue, though perhaps with someone who doesn’t think his job includes protecting the FBI and Mr. Comey from answering questions about their role in the 2016 election.”
The probe has lasted only a month and has received major heat recently for the controversies surrounding investigators directly involved, as well as the budget; estimated to be over $7 million now.
Via Fox News: Yet another member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigative team is facing questions over potential bias after it emerged that she used to represent ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation.
Jeannie Rhee is a former partner at WilmerHale—the high-profile law firm where Mueller worked prior to taking on the special counsel role. She is one of at least three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale.
At the firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters.
But this week, details of Rhee’s client relationships emerged, revealing that she represented Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes during the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.