by Robert Carbery
This Russia investigation is a witch hunt aimed to detract from the positive developments during the short-lived Trump administration so far. It has become a dark cloud over this administration that just will not blow away. Should the president order the Justice Department to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller who is now heading up this investigation after the canning of Comey?
Longtime Trump friend Christopher Ruddy told PBS NewsHour on Monday that he might. While the media and intelligence community have held up Mueller as the ultimate impartial investigator, many others are coming to question whether or not he can be objective at all. And with the recent hirings for his special counsel, you’ll learn why it is anything but a fair group of professionals.
Mueller’s special counsel is stacked with Democrats. His team includes a former Clinton Foundation lawyer and contributors to both Obama and Hillary.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to voice his displeasure: “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair,” he tweeted. “Look who he is hiring.check fec [sic] reports. Time to rethink.” It’s more than time to rethink. It’s time to act and get rid of this waste of time investigation aimed at bringing down this president by creating a false narrative. Don’t think it’ll look good? They’ll get over it. Time to get down to the business of running this country and bridging the vast divisions.
Four top lawyers hired by Mueller have contributed thousands and thousands of dollars over the years to both the Democratic Party and Democratic Party candidates, including President Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. Another fact to keep in mind is that Mueller is close to James Comey who is no friend of the president now either.
Jeannie Rhee, one of the hires, was also an attorney for the crooked Clinton Foundation. She helped persuade a federal judge to block a conservative activist’s attempts to force Bill and Hillary to answer questions about the shady operation they run and profit from.
Another hire, James Quarles, has quite a long history of supporting the Democrats. He gave $1,300 to Obama in 2007 and $2,300 to him in 2008. Last year, he gave Clinton $2,700. In addition, he has supported numerous other Democratic candidates throughout the years, including Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and former Vice President Al Gore.
The mainstream media has moved swiftly to dismiss the concerns over the Democratic Party ties to the staff of super lawyers Mueller is building. While many point to Gingrich saying that Mueller was a “superb choice to be special counsel,” he has since changed his tune after the many suspect hires since then.
The White House reiterated earlier on Tuesday that the president has no intention to fire Trump, though he can if he wants to. “While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders to reporters. However, we know the man in charge right now is, if anything, unpredictable.
Trump should take a hard look at firing Special Counsel Mueller or doing something to demand a more trustworthy team of lawyers to look into whatever it is they’re looking into. If he should allow the witch hunt to continue.
by Robert Carbery