(National Sentinel) Executive Branch: Three House Republicans want to turn the tables on President Donald J. Trump’s detractors and have called for investigations into the actions of fired FBI Director James Comey and his close friend, Robert Mueller, recently appointed as a special counsel to investigation pretty much anything he wants until he finds someone “guilty” of something.
Mueller, of course, was initially appointed by the Trump’s Justice Department to look into any nefarious relationships the White House and President Donald J. Trump’s alleged election “collusion” with Russia. But he’s already reportedly expanded that probe to include other avenues. What’s more, he’s hiring Democratic sycophants and supporters on his legal team.
As Breitbart News reported:
Reps. Jim Jordan (OH), Mark Meadows (NC), and Jody Hice (GA) said Comey misled the American people last year when he agreed to then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s request that he call an investigation into Hillary Clinton a “matter” instead of an investigation.
“He did it willfully. He did it intentionally. And he did it at the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch,” they wrote in a piece published on foxnews.com.
They also said Comey misled the American people in the early weeks of the Trump administration by “furthering the perception that President Trump was under investigation, when in fact he was not.”
“He again did this willfully and intentionally,” they wrote.
They further noted that Comey admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month he intentionally leaked a memo alleging some Trump ‘interference’ in the FBI’s Russia investigation to the media via a friend, with the specific intent of getting a special counsel appointed.
Which is just what happened. And lo and behold, the counsel named just also happened to be his BFF and long-time law practice associate, Mueller.
“The American people want justice to be blind. They want equal justice and equal protection for everyone. But Mr. Comey’s actions continue to call his impartiality, and the impartiality of the Holder and Lynch Justice departments, into question,” the three wrote.
They further noted that that on May 7, 2014, the House passed a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting of conservatives for their political beliefs.
“Comey and Attorney General Eric Holder blocked the appointment. This despite the fact that the lead investigator they assigned to the case, Barbara Bosserman, was a max-out contributor to President Obama’s reelection campaign,” they wrote.
“This is the type of unequal justice that Americans despise. No special counsel in the IRS targeting investigation. No special counsel for the Clinton email investigation. But if it’s about protecting Comey’s reputation and hurting President Trump, then of course there has to be a special counsel,” they said.
They also said Mueller’s impartiality was questionable. Four weeks after the Treasury’s inspector general released a report on the IRS targeting scandal and the Justice Department began their investigation into it, Mueller could not even answer basic questions about the investigation during testimony.
“Investigating the targeting of conservatives by the IRS, which was the biggest story in the news at the time, was clearly not a priority for Mr. Mueller. As FBI director, he didn’t even know who was doing what,” they wrote.
In contrast, Mueller has handpicked a team of investigators for the Trump investigation.
The lawmakers also question Mueller’s choice of lawyers for his team, which without question is comprised of highly partisan Democrats:
- James Quarles, a partner at WilmerHale, was a $10,000 contributor to House and Senate Democrats. He also has a long history of supporting Democratic presidential candidates, including Dukakis, Gore, Kerry, Obama and Clinton.
- Jeannie Rhee, a senior adviser to former Attorney General Eric Holder, was an Obama and Clinton supporter. She also represented the Clinton foundation in litigation, and personally represented Hillary Clinton.
- Andrew Weissmann, a former Justice Department official, was also an Obama contributor.
- Elizabeth Prelogar, a former law clerk for Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, donated to both the Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns.
Of the dozen people named to Mueller’s team, “none have similarly supported Republican presidential candidates,” the lawmakers wrote.
“The House has a responsibility to defend the deeply-held American principle of equal justice under the law. That’s why we believe it’s time for the House to have hearings on the troubling matter of the motivation and organization of this investigation,” they said.
“The past actions of Mr. Mueller and Mr. Comey as part of the Holder and Lynch justice departments call into question their impartiality. If this investigation is to be taken seriously, it is important that the American people get the answers they deserve.”
For the record, as president Trump has the authority to fire Mueller or, at a minimum, restrict his probe to the original mandate of whether there are any nefarious dealings between the administration and Russia.
Democrats would claim the country has fallen and their propaganda wing, the “mainstream media,” would echo those claims, no matter how untrue. But the reality is, Trump is in a fight for his political life against Deep State forces who have but one objective – the ouster of a duly-elected president.
His defense must be as aggressive as the Deep State’s offense if he’s to survive.