Saturday, June 17, 2017

Robert Mueller is bad news and should be fired !

Added Tuesday: 
According to Newt Gingrich, who I trust, Justice Department employees gave 97% of their 2016 campaign donations to Hillary Clinton, or other Democrats, and Robert Mueller's law firm gave 99% of contributions to Clinton, or other Democrats.

There is nothing to be gained from having Robert Mueller searching for a crime when there is no evidence of collusion with Russians, or obstruction.  

The FBI has been investigating since July 2016 -- it is almost one year, and there's NOTHING -- any evidence would have been leaked the day it was found.

The last Special Council, during the Bush Administration, investigated for three years until someone could be put in prison -- that someone was Scooter Libby who DID NOT commit any crime. 

Trump should fire the Deputy Attorney General Rosenstain who picked Mueller -- already a conflict of interest since Mueller and Comey were friends for many years -- and Robert Mueller, who is obviously a Democrat on a witchhunt without constraints for as many years as he needs to find someone to hang.

Original post:
Since his appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller enjoyed bipartisan praise in Washington D.C.  

That made me suspicious.

James Comey cast a shadow over Mueller's independence last week when he admitted under oath that he leaked FBI documents to the New York Times with the express intent of getting a Special Counsel appointed to investigate Trump's team.

And maybe it's a coincidence, but Comey and Mueller, both former FBI Directors, are friends!

Mueller should recuse himself if Comey is involved in this investigation ... and he must be involved because no one else suggested Trump committed obstruction of justice!

Unfortunately several of Mueller's early hires have all been contributors to Hillary Clinton's and/or Barack Obama's previous campaigns -- if this pattern continues, this is a witchhunt, not an impartial investigation, and Mueller should be fired:

If Mueller continues to staff his team with Democrats, Congress could intervene and abolish the independent counsel.

Michael Dreeben, the Justice Department’s deputy solicitor general, is working on a part-time basis for Mueller, The Washington Post reported. 
Dreeben donated $1,000 to Hillary Clinton’s Senate political action committee (PAC), Friends of Hillary, while she ran for public office in New York. 
Dreeben did so while he served as the deputy solicitor general at the Justice Department.

Jeannie Rhee, another member of Mueller’s team, donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign PAC Hillary for America.

Andrew Weissmann, who serves in a top post within the Justice Department’s fraud practice, is the most senior lawyer on the special counsel team, Bloomberg reported. 

He served as the FBI’s general counsel and the assistant director to Mueller when the special counsel was FBI director.

Before he worked at the FBI or Justice Department, Weissman worked at the law firm Jenner & Block LLP, during which he donated six times to political action committees for Obama in 2008 for a total of $4,700.

James Quarles, who served as an assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, has donated to over a dozen Democratic PACs since the late 1980s. 

He was also identified by the Washington Post as a member of Mueller's team.

Starting in 1987, Quarles donated to Democratic candidate Michael Dukakis’s presidential PAC, Dukakis for President. 

Since then, he has also contributed in 1999 to Sen. Al Gore’s run for the presidency, then-Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) presidential bid in 2005, Obama’s presidential PAC in 2008 and 2012, and Clinton’s presidential pac Hillary for America in 2016.

Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as credible law enforcement figures. 

As top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director, and Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, and enabled Bush-Cheney lies to launch the war on Iraq.

Mueller denied or downplayed the significance of warnings that had poured in before the 9/11 attack -- all ignored or mishandled during the Spring and Summer of 2001.

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mueller directed the “post 9/11 round-up” of about 1,000 immigrants who happened to be in the wrong place (the New York City area) at the wrong time. 

FBI Headquarters encouraged more detentions for what seemed to be public relations purposes. 

FBI field offices were required to report daily the number of detentions in order to supply grist for FBI press releases about FBI “progress” in fighting terrorism. 

Some of the detainees were jailed for up to a year -- none turned out to be terrorists.

Deputy Attorney General James Comey went along with the abuses of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 and signed off on highly illegal programs including warrantless surveillance of Americans and torture of captives. 

Comey also defended the Bush Administration’s three-year-long detention of an American citizen without charges or right to counsel.

Mueller was okay with the CIA conducting torture programs after his own agents were warned against participation. 

CIA agents were simply instructed not to document such torture, and any “war crimes files” disappeared. 

Not only did “collect it all” surveillance and torture programs continue, but Mueller’s (and then Comey’s) FBI later worked to prosecute NSA and CIA whistleblowers who revealed these illegalities.

Mueller's close “partnership” with Comey, has been called “one of the closest working relationships the top ranks of the Justice Department have ever seen,” 

Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. 

He didn’t speak out against torture. 

He didn’t speak out against unconstitutional surveillance. 

And he didn’t tell the truth about 9/11.