Guest post by Joe Hoft
Last week we reported that Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein was required by law to ensure Mueller had no conflicts of interest to be Special Counsel and that there was no way Mueller could have passed! Now even more conflicts have been uncovered.
The Special Counsel law requires that the Attorney General or Assistant Attorney General ensure that the appointed Special Counsel has no conflicts of interest. There is no way that Rod Rosenstein could have determined that Robert Mueller had no conflicts of interest. Congress should request the data related to this assessment and address obvious flaws in approving Mueller, remove Mueller and prosecute Rosenstein for lying and failing his duty as Assistant AG!
Article 600.3.b states in part that that – “The Attorney General shall consult with the Assistant Attorney General for Administration to ensure an appropriate method of appointment, and to ensure that a Special Counsel undergoes an appropriate background investigation and a detailed review of ethics and conflicts of interest issues.”
There is no way that Rosenstein could have performed a conflict of interest review and determined that Robert Mueller had no conflicts of interest.
Mueller is best friends with James Comey who was and is a key player in the FISA and Trump scandals. That alone should have disqualified Mueller from being the Special Counsel. But Mueller has much more. Mueller was the FBI Director during the Uranium One scandal. He even delivered uranium to Russia on an airport tarmac in Europe per Hillary Clinton’s instructions! Any conflict of interest should have disqualified Mueller due to the sensitivity, legal nature and importance of the mandate of the Special Counsel. This was a setup!
Now this week more conflict have been uncovered. Big League Politics reports that Mueller worked at the same law firm used by Paul Manafort, the same guy Mueller charged with bogus crimes this past year.
Federal government insiders believe that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not have the authority to legally appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel, due to a major glaring conflict of interest in the case.
Robert Mueller worked for WilmerHale — the very firm representing Paul Manafort — when Rod Rosenstein contacted Mueller to give him the go-ahead to investigate Manafort for suspected Russia ties. That should have come up in any fair (and legally required) background check that Rosenstein should have done on Mueller.
Mueller was a partner at WilmerHale when he switched over to become Special Counsel, and he has brought members of the WilmerHale team over to his federal investigation team.
Congress should request all documentation related to Rosenstein’s assessment of Mueller’s independence and objectivity in regards to any and all conflicts of interest. This information will no doubt show the corrupt nature of the Mueller Special Counsel from the very start and should put Rosenstein in legal jeopardy for being dishonest in his efforts to appoint Mueller.
And where the hell is AWOL Jeff Sessions?