Special counsel Robert Mueller is compromised by a personal conflict of interest. He is too close to James Comey. That matters because Comey is a material witness in the obstruction of justice matter he claims to be investigating. If he doesn’t resign attorney general Sessions should fire him. Whatever Mueller does if he continues will result in either a “tainted investigation or a political explosion,” as Glenn Reynolds says today in his weekly column in USA Today.
Comey illegally leaked self-serving documents that he himself wrote with the express purpose of forcing the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel. It worked, and now we have Robert Mueller conducting a witch hunt.
Millions of people voted for Donald Trump. The witch hunt going on in Washington is not just about Trump. They’re out to get us as well as President Trump. The witch hunt is after Trump and it is after we who voted for Trump because he promised to drain the swamp in Washington. Now the swamp is erupting with hideous creatures from the black lagoon.
Green Reynolds, Either Robert Mueller should resign or we need two special counsels:
As Bill Otis wrote in these pages last week, Mueller is too close to Comey to be impartial, and that violates Justice Department conflict of interest rules. As Otis noted, “Comey and Mueller have been friends for nearly 15 years. They were partners in the episode that defined Comey’s professional persona more than any other in his public service.
And yet, despite a clear requirement that Mueller be “disqualified” from this investigation, his dismissal by either Trump or Sessions on the heels of the president’s firing of Comey would create a political firestorm that the president — even if entirely innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever—might be unable to survive.
Yes, of course. It’s what they want. That might have been the plan all along.
[Mueller] has chosen lawyers whose records show have contributed substantially to Democratic campaigns. Indeed, two have given the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton last year, while another worked for the Clinton Foundation. No one could accept them as impartial towards the man who defeated her.
Will Mueller step down, or will Sessions appoint another counsel? What happens next will tell us a lot about both men.