Friday, June 16, 2017

President Trump's Allies Question The Impartiality Of Special Counsel Mueller

James Comey, left, and Barack Obama applaud outgoing FBI director Robert Mueller, right, June 21, 2013. Photo credit: NEWSCOM

The Hill: Trump allies on the offensive against Mueller

President Trump’s legal team and political allies have launched a preemptive strike against special counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump’s backers are furious about a story that appeared Wednesday in The Washington Post, in which five anonymous sources alleged that the president is the target of an obstruction of justice investigation for allegedly trying to bury an FBI probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

The timing of that story, which was published on Trump’s birthday and a week after the White House believed the president had moved beyond allegations of collusion with Russia in the presidential election, was viewed by Trump’s allies as evidence that the story was planted by law enforcement officials to ensure a shadow of suspicion would remain.

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WNU Editor: Well .... these Trump allies do have the deck stacked against them .... How Will Trump Deal With a Stacked Deck? (Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard). Even the Republican establishment is supporting Robert Muellar .... having no trouble with a Special Counsel heading a criminal investigation against the man who fired his friend .... GOP Lawmakers: Don't Fire Robert Mueller (US News and World Report).


fred lapides said...

No investigation will or can be free unless Trump and cohorts found innocent, right?

War News Updates Editor said...

I can only speak for myself, but I believe it is important that the process be seen as impartial. Does this process look impartial .... from my vantage point the answer is no.

fred lapides said...

what would it take to look impartial?

fred lapides said...

Among the top legal minds he's [Mueller] recruited are a famed litigator who helped prosecute Watergate and specializes in campaign finance research, a former general counsel at the FBI who led the Justice Department’s fraud unit and Enron Task Force, FBI agents who have spent years pursuing al Qaeda suspects and boast vital global connections, a Justice Department attorney with deep experience in money laundering and organized crime, including in eastern Europe, and a top appellate attorney who's argued over 100 Supreme Court cases - without notes - deemed "the most brilliant and most knowledgeable federal criminal lawyer in America - period.” Arrayed against "possibly the most high-powered and experienced team of investigators ever assembled by the Justice Department"

Anonymous said...

A shame they destroy what could have been a great investigation with their leaking. As a lawyer or not one must understand that any leaks are very hurtful for the prosecution because it tarnish the very important impartiality, that an investigator at least want people to think they are (in reality it is very hard to be impartial for anyone, buy that is another matter).

Jay Farquharson said...


While there's a steady drip, drip, drip of leaks about Trump/Russia, it's a tiny trickle compared to the flood of politically motivated leaks and outright faleshood's pushed by the Republican's, Drudge, Wikileaks, the FBI, Glenn Greenwald and Assange during the Clinton years, the Obama years and during the Election.


War News Updates Editor said...

I wrote a post a few days that a friend cannot investigate a friend.
Mueller and Comey have been co-workers and friends for almost 15 years, and if the leaks,are true that the President is now being investigated because of his firing of James Comey .... there is no impartiality there.

Jay Farquharson said...

Had Adolph Twitler and his minions stuch to their cover story about firing Comey for lost confidence over the EMails investigation,

Trump would have had his cover.

Instead, Little Big Boy told the whole twitterverse that he fired Comey to stop the Trump/Russia Investigation.

By doing so, he not only confessed to Obstruction of Justice,

but he exposed Sessions, who was supposed to have recused himself because he's under investigation,

and neutered Pearstein.

Pearlstien appointed Mueller,

"War News Updates EditorMay 18, 2017 at 9:16 AM
Fred, in the past a Special Counsel was always appointed when there was real evidence that something was wrong .... and then it becomes a legal AND political decision to appoint one or not. In this case .... I do not see any evidence .... but I do see a desire among many to find evidence of wrong doing. But you are right Fred .... let the process play out"