Report: Mueller Team Investigating Trump Has Major Obama-Hillary Ties

When Robert Mueller was brought on as the special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, I was hopeful. I should have known better; this is Washington, after all, where decency goes to die and the system is as rigged as a Times Square card game.

You can’t blame me, however. All the signs were on the wall that maybe, just for once, this would be different. Mueller, the FBI director under the Bush administration, was a man known for a certain level of integrity. Surely he’d make sure that the investigation would be a nonpartisan affair that would get to the bottom of what level of Russian interference existed in the 2016 election.

It’s relatively rare that my idealism is disabused by the people at CNN. However, the fine liberals at the Blitzer channel actually managed to prove that Mueller is assembling a team of lawyers openly biased against the Trump administration:

“Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records,” CNN reported Tuesday.

“More than half of the more than $56,000 came from just one lawyer and more than half of it was donated before the 2016 election, but two of the lawyers gave the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton last year.”

And keep in mind, that’s out of five lawyers Mueller has hired. Only one of the lawyers has donated the Republicans — and that’s the same one who donated over half of the $56,000 to Democrats. His contributions to Republicans — $2,500 to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz in 2015 and $250 to former Virginia Sen. George Allen in 2005 — were nothing more than two token donations that pale in comparison to what he gave to the Democrats.

If you were looking to assemble a team of lawyers that had the goal of taking down President Donald Trump, you probably couldn’t do much better than Mueller has. Needless to say, some Republicans are crying foul… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]

The top donor was James Quarles, a lawyer Mueller imported from his old law firm. Mueller has given $33,000 in coin to Democrat political campaigns, including donations to presidential candidates Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. (I hope he kept his receipt, given that four out of those five lost.)

Jeannie Rhee was the second biggest Democrat donor who’s accepted a position on Comey’s team, having spent $16,000 at the sign of the donkey. According to The Hill, she gave $5,400 to Hillary for America, the presidential PAC of Hillary Clinton.

Andrew Weissmann, the most senior government lawyer to join the team, also gave $4,700 in six donations to PACs supporting Barack Obama during the 2008 election.

In an appearance on “CBS This Morning” this past weekend, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called foul.

“He apparently couldn’t find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, and I just think that’s a rigged game, and I think that it’s a mistake to pretend this is going to be some neutral investigation,” Gingrich said.

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Russian interference in American elections is serious business, and it’s something that needs to be investigated in a bipartisan manner. This cannot be a witch hunt against President Trump, especially since we’ve yet to produce any tangible link between him and the Russia investigation. James Comey himself admitted that during his testimony last week.

Whether or not it’s just optics, Mueller seems to be setting up a “rigged game.” Three out of five of his legal hires are clearly in the tank for the Democrats. If this Mueller didn’t think this represented a conflict of interest, he clearly isn’t the right man for this investigation.

H/T Breitbart

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