The appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel was met with commendation and applause from numerous people on both sides of the aisle. Mueller was supposed to be a man of unimpeachable character and unvarnished integrity, and we were sure to have an unbiased investigation of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election. This has not happened because Mueller and his team of leftist lawyers are and always have been on a political witch-hunt to find some kind of crime that will begin to take the Trump presidency down.
As a Republican and supporter of the President, I listened to some political people that I have respected over the years, such as former Speaker Newt Gingrich. He initially saw this as an opportunity to silence the left’s fake accusations of Trump campaign collusion with the Russians. But, this has not happened.
For months, the Democrats along with the mainstream media have engaged in sinister, evidence-free accusations. Yet when pressed for evidence of collusion, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein replied, “There are all kinds of rumors around, there are newspaper stories, but that’s not necessarily evidence.”
Then came the special counsel – an opportunity to end partisan finger-pointing and produce an evidence-based outcome that Democrats would be forced to accept. We were told that Mueller was known, not only as an attorney and former FBI Director with sterling credentials, but as someone who worked swiftly and produced answers rapidly. As a veteran with a long and successful career, we were also told he would be uninterested in launching a probe to produce something, anything to help him damage the presidency of Donald Trump. Or make a name for himself among the liberal elites and Democrats and leftist media.
Then came the warning signs of a witch hunt. Mueller hired a gang of partisan lawyers. Three of Mueller’s first hired attorneys gave $53,000 to Democrats since 1988.
The recruitment of so many Democratic attorneys led Gingrich to ask a fair question: are there no Republicans in the profession?
While lawyers are of course required to cover their decision-making from their political leanings, Mueller should have aimed to appoint an evenly divided staff if for no other reason than for show. In a highly charged partisan environment, perhaps the most divided we have seen, and with a society that is deeply distrustful of institutions and lawyers in general, a special counsel staff with a fair mix of both Republicans and Democrats would lend much-needed credibility to a staff that many of us view with doubtfulness and uncertainty.
It is my belief that the Mueller 'gang' is definitely out to burn President Trump as badly as they can. He is already making President Trump's ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort's life miserable, even though Manafort was cooperating with Mueller. Mueller had the feds raid his home at night, do a search, and leave with who knows what documents they took? My belief is that the special counsel is trying to pressure Manafort to come up with something that he could convey to Mueller that would hurt the president.
It is my contention that because Mueller and fired FBI Director Comey are very close friends - he intends to make President Trump pay for ousting Comey - even though Comey did deserve to go because of the way he mishandled the Hillary Clinton, Russian collusion case and the mistrust he showed about the president. Robert Mueller is a never Trumper.
In any event, a special investigation that many hoped would be one of the few trustworthy institutions in Washington is instead shaping up to be a genuine and very dishonest fishing expedition — one that the American people will hopefully recognize and reject.
And now special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking to interview former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus as a part of an ever widening investigation into the Trump administration.
According to the New York Times, Mueller’s office is currently in contact with the White House about interviewing former and current senior staff at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
"Mueller is looking to speak to officials who may provide information, transcripts, notes and testimony on a number of issues, including insight on President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey in May. The discussions may prove crucial as Mueller continues to investigate whether Trump obstructed justice in firing Comey."
The firing of James Comey is not relevant to the Russia probe. Plus, it was within the president's power to fire him. So it certainly looks to me that this is what the Mueller gang has made it about, Mueller's desire to spend untold government funds, and hire whomever he wants, to teach our president a lesson because he fired his buddy Comey. We were supposed to receive from Mueller, an unbiased investigation of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election - period!