How much longer are Republicans supposed to sit by and wait for the conflict of interest riddled special counsel, Robert Mueller, to complete his obviously biased “Russian interference with the election” and tax payer funded witch hunt?
From the beginning, the appointment of Mueller has been one of the most unethical to date.
And now, with the indictment of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, there is another reason to believe that it’s past time for Mueller to go.
In pursuing Flynn, Mueller may have acted outside the scope of his appointment without permission to do so.
The SCOPE of what Mueller should be investigating is: “Russian interference with the election.”
Anything occurring AFTER the election would not be considered an “interference with the election” and would be outside of the scope of his authority, requiring permission to proceed.
In his plea agreement, Flynn admitted he lied to FBI agents about two conversations he had with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States in December 2016 (after the election but prior to Donald Trump’s inauguration).
In fact, Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI twice about events after the election:
- He asked Russian ambassador Kislyak on December 22, 2016 to delay or stop a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have denounced Israel’s building of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a resolution that the Trump administration did not favor. Flynn also said he was directed to have the conversation by a “senior official” of the Trump transition team.
- He lied about a December 29, 2016 conversation with Kislyak about sanctions the Obama administration had levied against Russia in regards to meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Flynn’s call to Kislyak apparently transpired after being directed by “senior official” from Trump’s transition team to place the call. Flynn said the conversation was to request that “Russia not escalate the situation and only respond to the U.S. sanctions in a reciprocal manner.” Flynn later lied to the FBI about Kislyak agreeing to “moderate its response to those sanctions.”
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself with issues involving Russia) should have been the one to seek prosecution of Flynn, if he believed Flynn’s actions warranted it.
However, it is possible that Rosenstein allowed his former boss, Mueller to expand his scope of authority and bring charges against Flynn, instead.
It’s important to keep in mind that Mueller, who was then the FBI Director instructed then Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to head an investigation into Russian bribery and extortion of American contractors prior to Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entering into the Uranium One deal. The deal gave Russians 20 percent of U.S. uranium.
A question remains to this day whether either Mueller or Rosenstein informed Obama and Clinton about the bribery and extortion of Americans or remained silent, allowing the administration to move forward with the Uranium deal.
It’s a question no one seems to be pursuing. (Just ignore the white elephant named “conflict of interest” in the room.)
Currently, there seems to be a new “hunt” underway for Mueller or is it what he had in mind all along?
Many have speculated that Mueller cut a deal with Flynn to go after bigger “fish” namely a “senior official” of Trump’s transition team and perhaps the President himself.
Let’s be clear.
There has been no determination about whether the conversations that Flynn had were even illegal.
If they weren’t illegal, then a “senior official” would not be implicated in anything illegal either.
There is another concern, however, regarding the “highly ethical” Mueller.
New reports indicate that an FBI agent, Peter Strzok, who Mueller selected to play a key role in the original FBI investigation into the Trump-Russia matter, a prominent role in Mueller’s investigation and a critical role in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation was allegedly caught texting anti-Trump texts to a top FBI attorney, Lisa Page with whom he was allegedly having an extramarital affair.
Although, Strzok has been reassigned, there were reportedly multiple unsuccessful attempts by House Committee Chairman Devon Nunes to find out why Strzok was reassigned. So many attempts in fact that Nunes has threatened to bring contempt of Congress citations against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
We need to stop this latest potential abuse of authority by Mueller.
Mueller needs to go….yesterday!
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