Mueller is a Man Conflicted, and Trump is Done Ignoring It

For the past few months, Trump has been a president unrestrained in his criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into the phony Russian collusion accusations surrounding Trump’s campaign. But in tweets sent on Sunday, the president was more direct than ever before in outlining the reasons Mueller was unfit to lead the witch hunt.

“There is No Collusion!” Trump wrote. “The Robert Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt, headed now by 17 (increased from 13, including an Obama White House lawyer) Angry Democrats, was started by a fraudulent Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC. Therefore, the Witch Hunt is an illegal Scam!

“Is Robert Mueller ever going to release his conflicts of interest with respect to President Trump,” he continued, “including the fact that we had a very nasty & contentious business relationship, I turned him down to head the FBI (one day before appointment as S.C.) & Comey is his close friend.

“Also,” he concluded, ”why is Mueller only appointing Angry Dems, some of whom have worked for Crooked Hillary, others, including himself, have worked for Obama….And why isn’t Mueller looking at all of the criminal activity & real Russian Collusion on the Democrats side-Podesta, Dossier?”

Looking at it? He’s busy handing those people immunity so they can testify against Paul Manafort in a trial that Mueller admits has NOTHING to do with collusion!

In January, The New York Times reported that President Trump considered firing the special counsel last summer when he realized the extent to which Mueller was compromised:

Amid the first wave of news media reports that Mr. Mueller was examining a possible obstruction case, the president began to argue that Mr. Mueller had three conflicts of interest that disqualified him from overseeing the investigation, two of the people said.

First, he claimed that a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership. The president also said Mr. Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for the law firm that previously represented the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Finally, the president said, Mr. Mueller had been interviewed to return as the F.B.I. director the day before he was appointed special counsel in May.

Mueller’s biggest conflict, of course, is his close relationship to fired FBI Director James Comey and his fierce loyalty to the Bureau itself. This investigation has become just as much about defending the FBI as it has about “catching” Trump or his associates having meetings with Russian government officials. As long as the Bureau’s reputation is at stake, Mueller will stop at nothing to get what he perceives as justice.

No matter what it means for our republic.


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