Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein selected former FBI Director Robert Mueller as the special prosecutor to conduct an investigation into possible connections between President Trump’s campaign and Russia, an investigation that Trump has referred to as “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history” by the Democrats.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2017
Is there any reason to believe it’s a witch hunt?
Many feel that the left is trying to usurp Trump’s powers and impeach him without a shred of evidence of wrongdoing.
And then there is the relationship between Mueller and one of the people he will surely be investigating which makes his appointment at the very least questionable.
CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto describes the relationship between Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey which dates back to at least 2004, as “brothers in arms.”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 17, 2017
Where is the outcry from the left that there is a conflict of interest because of the “close”relationship between the special prosecutor and someone involved in the Russian probe and the Trump administration?
Would there be an outcry if the special prosecutor had been “brothers in arm” with Trump? You know the answer as well as I do. Of course, there would be.
Is anyone else uncomfortable with Mueller being appointed as a special prosecutor due to at least an appearance of impropriety?
Remind me again where the “fair and impartial” part comes in. I’m having difficulty finding it.
So then why didn’t Rosenstein pick someone neutral?
Did Rosenstein intentionally pick someone he knew would appease the Democrats because they might assume due to their relationship, Mueller would favor Comey over a President who they despise?
Let’s take a look at the “touching” backstory about Comey and Mueller’s relationship written by the Washington Post in 2013:
“The two men are deeply alike, sharing a background and core principles. Both educated at Virginia universities with a strong public service tradition (Mueller at the University of Virginia; Comey at William & Mary). They both achieved early success in the Justice Department and found subsequent life at private law firms lucrative but unfulfilling. Just years apart in the 1990s, they both gave up their top-tier private law firm jobs to return to the trenches of prosecuting criminals—Mueller as a junior prosecutor in Washington, DC, and Comey in Richmond, Virginia. Both men were rising stars mentored and guided by Eric Holder in the 1990s during Holder’s time in the Justice Department under the Clinton administration.”
What especially grabs the attention are the words mentioned in the article about how Mueller and Comey were “mentored by “Eric Holder” in the 1990s during his time in the Justice Department under the Clinton Administration.”
It doesn’t seem to get any better than that for the Democrats, right?
But wait, there’s more.
Comey took Mueller’s place during the Obama administration when he was appointed to replace Mueller as FBI Director.
The Washington Post wrote of the “passing of the baton”:
“Both known as Republicans but primarily as apolitical prosecutors, Comey and Mueller are set to begin a new chapter of a friendship that stretches back over a decade, as one man hands over the reins of one of the most critical agencies in the war on terror to the other.”
Pardon me if I’m just a little skeptical at how a man who worked closely with another man, developed a personal”friendship that stretches back over a decade” and worked tirelessly together for the “cause” can honestly hold himself out as an “independent” special prosecutor.
Are we, the American public, supposed to place all of our faith in a prosecutor who told a university graduating class in 2013, when he spoke of principles to live by that:
“You can be smart, aggressive, articulate, and indeed persuasive. But if you are not honest, your reputation will suffer. And once lost, a good reputation can never, ever be regained.”
After eight years of watching America’s transformation by those on the left, most Americans on the right are not willing to sit silently with blinders on while the political machine in Washington, D.C. attempts to convince us that this special prosecutor can be “fair” in his handling of this investigation.
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