Breitbart -- President Trump’s team is reportedly looking at ways to push back against an apparently overzealous FBI special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election — putting together a case of Mueller’s team’s alleged conflicts of interest.
The New York Times reported late Thursday that the Trump team is engaging in what the paper called a “wide-ranging” search for potential conflicts, including donations from members of Mueller’s team to Democratic candidates, past clients, as well as Mueller’s relationship to fired former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump had hinted at such a tactic when he told the Times in an interview Wednesday that he believed there were conflicts of interests in Mueller’s team, and that he would make that information available soon.
In the same interview, he took a swipe at Mueller by saying that a day before Mueller was appointed special prosecutor, Trump had interviewed him as a potential replacement for Comey.
“He was sitting in that chair,” Trump said. “He was up here, and he wanted the job.”
In particular, the White House has expressed concern about Mueller going outside the scope of his investigation, particularly into the area of Trump’s finances. Trump himself expressed this concern to the Times: “I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia.”
The Washington Post reported that Trump has been “fuming” about the possibilities of the probe asking questions about his deal-making before he was a candidate, and that was “especially disturbed” when he was told that Mueller would have access to several years of tax returns.
“If you’re looking at Russian collusion, the president’s tax returns would be outside that investigation,” a close adviser to the president told the Post.
Should Mueller dip into areas that are perceived as outside the scope of his investigation, it seems that Trump’s team are ready to fight back, by focusing on conflicts of interest.[...]
The Times reported Friday that Mueller’s team has requested IRS-related documents related to Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, from an investigation that was opened long before Trump’s campaign, and from which Manafort was never charged.
Trump has also reportedly discussed his authority to grant pardons in connection to the probe, although officials told the Post that he was only being curious about his authority.
“This is not in the context of, ‘I can’t wait to pardon myself,’” a close adviser told the paper.
Blog Author's Comments: From day one, the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel prompted major red flags. Mueller’s relationship with former FBI Director James Comey along with him building a team of pro-Hillary Clinton investigators simply cannot be ignored. Reuters is now reporting that two anonymous sources (no surprise there), say investigators are plotting to flip Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort to use as leverage against President Trump.
Robert Mueller cannot be trusted. According to former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who told Fox News Friday that the Special Counsel’s law firm made 99.81% of its presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton. And we have been told by a few GOP conservatives in the Senate that Mueller is an 'honorable man' which is complete and total bull and nonsense. Also from Newt Gingrich: “The Mueller investigation has so many conflicts of interest, it’s almost an absurdity. The people he has been hiring are all anti-Trump lawyers, several of them have very bad records of hiding information from the defense and one case was rebuked by the Supreme Court in a 9-0 vote. It’s hard to understand why he would assemble such a team unless it was a deliberate effort to go after the President and the President’s team.”
This fishing expedition will guarantee that people in the heartland and those paying attention will never vote for the left again. They have over reached and do not understand the mood of the country. I realize that President Trump and his lawyers would have to jump through hoops to fire Mueller and end this absurd 'investigation' but do it. What does the president and the GOP have to lose? The left and the 'fake news' media already believe that Trump stole the election with help from the Russians. Robert Mueller and team have turned up nothing, and all he is doing is nothing more than opposition research, they'll leak inside information about the Trump family and finances to try and spoil and harm the Republicans campaign for the 2020 election.
Robert Mueller's Russia Witch-Hunt