Robert Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey have had a long friendship at least since 2003. Comey was the Deputy Attorney General when Mueller was Director of the FBI. The two had a close working relationship.
The ongoing Russian investigation under special prosecutor Robert Mueller is fast becoming the witch hunt of which President Donald Trump spoke. This so-called investigation is nothing more than a concerted effort to uncover a "smoking gun" or find the opportunity to create one and damage or end Trump's political career.
Dinesh D'Souza, author of Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, said the investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller into alleged collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign is “based on the implicit rationale that we have to get rid of Trump by any means necessary.”
Federal law (28 CFR 600.7), "prohibits Mueller from serving if he has a 'conflict of interest.'" Representative Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said even if there is an "appearance of a conflict," it qualifies as a violation. The Code of Federal Regulations defines a conflict of interest as the following: "a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution" (28 CFR 45.2)."
As Franks noted, the "language is mandatory, saying the employee 'shall' disqualify himself — not 'may' or 'should.'"
Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey have had a long friendship at least since 2003. Comey was the Deputy Attorney General when Mueller was Director of the FBI. The two had a close working relationship.
James Comey admitted under oath he leaked information to the New York Times, and it's reasonable to believe he leaked information to other news outlets. And if he'll leak information to news outlets, why not foreign intelligence agencies? His reliability in keeping sensitive information secret quickly bottoms out, and so does his loyalty to the American people.
But there are bigger concerns about it being a skewed investigation. Most of the lawyers hired by Mueller work for firms who donated thousands of dollars to the Clinton campaign, and before that donated exclusively to Democrats. It questions Mueller's ability to remain impartial in the investigation. In fact, it's becoming very clear that he cannot be impartial.
CNSnews reports former house speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Mueller has assembled "a political hit squad, plain and simple." The employees of the law firm where Mueller worked [before becoming Special Counsel] gave an astounding $326,798 to the Clinton campaign in 2016.
After eight years of scandals — the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Hillary's mishandling of classified information, abuses of our national security apparatus, and more, nobody in the Obama administration went to jail or was seemingly held accountable. Two people who were in position to have done something to stop Obama did nothing: James Comey and Robert Mueller.
The former FBI Director from 2001 to 2013 under Obama, Mueller, is now heading this investigation against our Republican president. He has convened a grand jury, and issued subpoenas to people involved in the meeting with a Russian lawyer last year at Trump Tower. The very fact that this is in the news tells us someone leaked the information on those subpoenas. Grand jury investigations are supposed to be secret, so someone on Mueller's team leaked it to the press. Maybe Mueller himself. Comey leaked information before, remember? Birds of a feather.
Mueller is in violation of federal law, but just like the president under whom he worked for 12 years, he is ignoring the law.
So this grand jury in Washington, D.C., a city where 91 percent of the voters voted for Hillary Clinton, is going to give a fair and honest verdict of anything concerning Trump, his associates, the campaign, and every thing else?
When pigs fly.
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