All the News That Fits The Agenda: CNN cut away from Senate testimony on possible bias and conflicts of interest by special counsel Robert Mueller, just as Lindsay Graham started asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about Mueller hiring three attorneys (actually four) who had donated to Democratic presidential candidates. One was even a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation. Her job: stonewalling Freedom of Information Act requests on info about Hillary’s private email server, which I still suspect was the entire reason she had a private email server in the first place.
Mueller is under increasing pressure to step down for two reasons: first, it’s not clear what he’s even investigating, considering high officials have already admitted they’ve found no evidence of any Russian collusion or obstruction of justice. Second, Mueller not only has a very close relationship with former FBI Director James Comey, who would be one of his top witnesses, but Comey has admitted leaking his notes of a conversation with the President to the New York Times to spur the appointment of a special counsel, who just happens to be his old colleague, mentor and friend of 15 years. Mueller even helped Comey vet his written statement to the Senate.
Legal experts have pointed out that this could mean possible violations of several federal laws including 28 CFR 45.2, "Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship;" and 28 USC Section 528, which requires the disqualification of any DOJ officer from an investigation if his or her participation “may result in a personal, financial, or political conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof.” A lot of pundits and Republicans are cautioning President Trump not to fire Mueller, but it’s now apparent that anything he produces will be tainted by the suspicion of bias toward Comey and against Trump (ironic, considering he’s supposed to be investigating “collusion.”) In light of that, Mr. Mueller should do the right thing and fire himself.
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