It is becoming increasingly clear that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election may be seriously compromised by Democratic partisans involved in the investigation.
The latest revelation involves Mueller’s “right-hand man,” Aaron Zebley.
Zebley previously served as Mueller’s chief of staff at the FBI and as a senior counselor in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported Thursday night that in 2015, Zebley was an attorney for Justin Cooper, the IT staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the aide who destroyed Clinton’s old Blackberry phones with a hammer.
Fox News obtained documents showing that Zebley, as Cooper’s acting attorney, “stonewalled” Senate investigators, as the investigators wanted to question Cooper regarding Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.
“We are troubled by [Zebley’s] complete refusal to engage the committee in a discussion about how to further assuage your concerns,” congressional investigators complained in a letter to Cooper.
PJ Media’s Debra Heine points out how ridiculous this entire probe of Mueller’s has become:
Let this sink in. The same attorney who played a defensive role for Hillary Clinton was tapped by Mueller in June to play an offensive role against Clinton opponent Trump.
But Aaron Zebley hasn’t been the only questionable hire. Out of a team of 16 lawyers, nine of them have donated to Democratic candidates, mostly to the campaigns of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. None of them seem to have any Republican leanings.
Another member of the probe, Jeannie Rhee, was the personal attorney for Ben Rhodes (a former staffer and adviser of Obama) and also represented the Clinton Foundation, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham reported on Wednesday.
Two other members of the team have been revealed as blatantly partisan as well — Peter Strzok, an anti-Trumper who helped exonerate Hillary Clinton, and Andrew Weissmann, an “unscrupulous prosecutor” who told outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates in an email that he was “proud” of her for defying President Trump’s travel ban.
There has not been a single shred of evidence thus far linking Trump’s campaign to a crime or collusion. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were indicted on corruption charges unrelated to Russia. Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was indicted on charges of lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia after the election. No collusion there, either.
At best, the investigation has charged a former low-level Trump campaign member, George Papadopoulos, with lying to the FBI about the timing of contacts he made with fronts for the Russian government purportedly on behalf of the campaign. But National Review’s Andy McCarthy explained how Papadopoulos’ story actually shows how the Trump campaign actually took steps to avoid “express or implied deals with the Kremlin.”
As time goes on, more and more of Robert Mueller’s investigation is shown to be compromised, with members’ concerning ties to the Democratic Party. Their capacity for a fair and objective investigation is in serious question .
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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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