This is getting out of control. News broke this week that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added yet another liberal Democrat to his team of investigators. The latest addition is lifelong legal beagle Elizabeth Prelogar, who – like many others Mueller has hired – has a history of donating to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton. According to the National Law Journal, Prelogar comes out of the Office of the Solicitor General, making her the second pick from that body after Michael Dreeben – another dyed-in-the-wool liberal lawyer.
In said journal, the writers go out of their way to hide Prelogar’s political beliefs, even quoting former Obama administration lawyer Neal Katyal, who says she’s “completely apolitical.” Of course, whenever a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat – especially one who is at the forefront of the fight against Trump’s immigration ban – says that about someone, you should take it as an enormous red flag. And when you realize that, you’ll be all the more suspicious about Mueller himself, whose reputation for fairness and integrity has been overblown to the point of parody by Republicans and Democrats alike.
Prelogar was not exactly a prized donor – she gave $250 each to Obama and Clinton in 2012 and 2016, respectively – but she also clerked for avowed liberal Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elana Kagen. So don’t try to tell us that she’s “completely apolitical,“ because we’re not buying it for a second.
In The Daily Caller, they demonstrate that Dreeben and Prelogar are hardly the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Mueller’s liberal team of investigators. Here, they shed light on three other problematic figures:
James Quarles, a former assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate investigation and a lawyer with Mueller at Wilmer Hale, has given $33,000 to various Democratic candidates, including Clinton, Obama, John Kerry, Al Gore and Michael Dukakis.
Jeannie Rhee, who served as deputy assistant general in the Obama administration, has given $16,000 to Democrats since 2008. She gave the maximum, $5,400, to Clinton’s campaign in 2015 and 2016. She gave another $7,300 to Obama’s two presidential bids.
Andrew Weissmann, who until recently served as head of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section, gave $2,300 to Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006.
And then there’s Mueller himself. And while Mueller may not come with the same kind of Democrat Party baggage as his team, his special friendship with James Comey puts his loyalty to the truth in serious question.
Can he put that friendship aside in the quest for answers? We’d like to believe so, but the VERY troublesome make-up of his team does not give us a lot of hope.