Rep. Jason Chaffetz appeared on Fox News on Sunday to say that while he had respect for former FBI Director Robert Mueller, that respect did not extend to allowing the special counsel to have unlimited free reign over the Russia investigation.
“Just because you are a special counsel doesn’t mean you go unimpeded,” insisted Chaffetz. “There needs to be someone looking over the shoulder of the special prosecutor as well.”
Chaffetz said that reports about the team Mueller was developing made the special counsel’s motivations even more suspect.
“There’s no balance there,” Chaffetz said of Mueller’s team, which consists mostly of Democrat loyalists, donors, and allies. “Do you really think you’re going to get a fair and honest hearing? That doesn’t sound like a very balanced approach.”
In an op-ed this week, Newt Gingrich said that the donors who were actually a part of Mueller’s team were only the tip of the iceberg when it came to this investigation’s biases. He produced a few interesting figures that show just what Trump is up against…and the picture is not a pretty one:
A new set of numbers I found this week show Mueller’s wide-ranging, untethered investigation represents a broader coordinated effort by two staunchly anti-Trump factions: the Left and the fourth branch of government — in this case the entrenched bureaucrats working at the Department of Justice.
The first set of numbers is one that I have referenced before: $286,797, the overwhelming dollar amount that Department of Justice employees gave to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election and $8,756, the amount they gave to Donald Trump. This represents a 97 percent bias toward Clinton.
The second set of numbers is even more interesting. It represents the dollar amounts of campaign donations made by employees at WilmerHale, the law firm where Mueller served as a partner prior to being appointed special counsel and a firm from which he has already recruited several members of his investigative team. Employees of the firm gave an astounding $326,798 to the Clinton campaign in 2016, while giving a paltry $628 to the Trump campaign. For every $1 this group gave to Trump, it gave $520.37 to Clinton.
We cannot expect anything approximating “justice” to come out of this. This is a political war. Nothing more and nothing less. And while Gingrich is confident that they won’t be able to bring down the president with their phony investigation, he is right when he says that they won’t stop until they’ve gotten themselves “a trophy.”
Unless, of course, the American people demand an end to this nonsense before things get any crazier.