Thursday, 22 June 2017

Robert Mueller Hires Lawyer Who Represented Hillary During Email Scandal

Of the 13 attorneys hired by special counsel Robert Mueller to aid him in his investigation of President Donald Trump’s election campaign activity, one previously defended the Clinton Foundation from allegations it operated as a veritable racketeering enterprise.

As noted in a Politico report from 2015, at the time attorney Jeannie Rhee defended the foundation from Freedom of Information Act requests filed by conservative activists who suspected the organization’s behavior was directly linked to former Secretary of State Hillary’s Clinton’s improper use of a private email server during her time in office.

Long story short, Rhee is clearly an ally of the left, as are a number of the other attorneys brought aboard Mueller’s team.

According to CNN, of the five attorneys who had been identified by Friday, three had “donated overwhelmingly to Democrats, totaling more than $53,000 since 1988,” including Rhee, Andrew Weissmann and James Quarles.

This is not good. It also doesn’t help that Mueller’s investigation has been expanded to include possible obstruction of justice by Trump, who Democrats claim violated the law when he expressed his hope to former FBI Director James Comey in a conversation four months ago that the bureau would drop its investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

And then there’s this: Mueller ran the FBI from 2001 to 2013. During that time, Comey regarded him as a mentor, while Mueller in turn viewed Comey as a protégé.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 22nd, 2017.]

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