(National Sentinel) Compromised Investigator: The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal has called on special counsel Robert Mueller to resign from his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election because he lacks the “critical distance” to analyze recent revelations about the FBI’s role in the story.
“It is no slur against Mr. Mueller’s integrity to say that he lacks the critical distance to conduct a credible probe of the bureau he ran for a dozen years,” the Journal’s editorial board wrote. “He could best serve the country by resigning to prevent further political turmoil over that conflict of interest.”
The editorial concerned revelations this week that suggest the FBI, under his directorship, had uncovered evidence in 2009 of Russian bribery and money laundering in the United States ahead of a decision in 2010 by the Obama White House to give approval of the partial sale of Canadian firm Uranium One to Rosatom, a Russian energy firm with ties to the Kremlin.
The deal gave Moscow control over 20 percent of U.S. strategic uranium. At the time of the sale, Hillary Clinton — who had a role in approving it — was Obama’s secretary of state. Other reports noted that millions of dollars flowed to her and her husband Bill Clinton’s foundation, as well as the former president directly, from Russian and Canadian interests tied to the sale.
Breitbart News reported:
Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer broke the Uranium One scandal in his book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich. He reported that Clinton’s State Department, along with other federal agencies, approved the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. uranium to Russia and that nine foreign investors in the deal gave $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.
The controversy re-emerged last week after The Hill reported that the FBI uncovered “substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering” to expand Russia’s nuclear footprint in the U.S. as early as 2009.
However, neither the FBI under Mueller nor the Justice Department told Congress — or the American people — about Russian operatives’ racketeering charges.
“The FBI also reportedly found evidence that Russian officials routed ‘millions of dollars’ to the U.S. to be funneled into the Clinton Foundation — at a time when Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state and served on the government body that approved the deal,” Breitbart noted.
WSJ editors are now that because of recent revelations, the FBI’s role in hiding what it knew about Russian operatives involved in the Uranium One deal should be investigated, but obviously, Mueller can’t do it because he was likely involved. He ran the FBI from 2001-2013.
Also at issue is the infamous Trump dossier, which the FBI may have used to justify obtaining a FISA warrant to put members of Trump’s campaign — and perhaps the president himself — under surveillance by a political rival at the height of a presidential campaign.
“The more troubling question is whether the FBI played a role, even if inadvertently, in assisting a Russian disinformation campaign. We know the agency possessed the dossier in 2016, and according to media reports it debated paying [dossier created Christopher Steele] to continue his work in the run-up to the election. This occurred while former FBI Director James Comey was ramping up his probe into supposed ties between the Trump campaign and Russians,” the WSJ noted.
“All of this also raises questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The Fusion news means the FBI’s role in Russia’s election interference must now be investigated—even as the FBI and Justice insist that Mr. Mueller’s probe prevents them from cooperating with Congressional investigators,” the paper said.
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