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More ties to Hillary Clinton in Robert Mueller’s Russia collusion investigation come to light

December 9, 2017

  It has been a tough week for Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 election: We learned Peter Strzok was removed from the investigation earlier this year after he it was learned he sent rabid anti-Trump texts to his mistress, calling into question his impartiality. And then we learned Bruce Ohr was demoted for dubious ties to Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

  Now we are learning about more ties between Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller’s team, here is more:

More Clinton connections have emerged for members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team, amid growing Republican complaints about potential bias inside the office created to lead an independent probe. 

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Mueller investigator Andrew Weissmann, a former partner at WilmerHale, attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party last November at the Javits Center in New York City. Fox News reported earlier this week that Weissmann in January also praised outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates, after she was fired for refusing to defend President Trump’s travel ban. 

Meanwhile, at least two Mueller investigators’ past legal work for Clinton-tied figures is getting a second look as Republicans hunt for signs of bias. 

Aaron Zebley, another former partner at WilmerHale and a former chief of staff to Mueller when he served as FBI director, represented Justin Cooper, a key figure in the Hillary Clinton email controversy. 

Cooper is the longtime Bill Clinton aide responsible for helping set up the now-infamous private email server. Cooper later admitted to “two instances where he destroyed [Hillary] Clinton’s old mobile devices by breaking them in half or hitting them with a hammer.”

Jeannie Rhee, another former partner at WilmerHale, represented ex-Obama National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, the Clinton Foundation in a 2015 racketeering case, and Hillary Clinton herself in a lawsuit seeking access to her private emails. 

  So, one member of the team attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party which eventually fizzled into embarrassment; a second defended the Clinton aide who helped to set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server and helped Hillary Clinton smash her cellphones with hammers; while a third member of the team represented Ben Rhodes against racketeering charges as well as defending Hillary Clinton when she was being sued for access to her private emails. And we are supposed to believe this investigation is on the level?

  Here is what Rep. Matt Gaetz had to say about these latest revelations:

“You’ve got Donald Trump being persecuted by Hillary Clinton’s fan club—that’s inequitable. Many of the members of Mueller’s team donated to the Clinton campaign. We have a lot of highly qualified federal prosecutors in the Justice Department and we could have found a bunch of them who didn’t donate to either candidate. But that didn’t occur, and that’s troubling.” 

  For more on the donations made by people on Robert Mueller’s team to the Clinton campaign see the article I linked above. It is pretty clear what is going on here…

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  1. December 9, 2017 7:56 pm

    Did Mueller really think that none of this would ever be revealed or questioned? Where are Trump’s lawyers in digging all of this stuff up.. Lucky they have Judicial watch on the job and apparently the Inspector General is not in the tank.

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  2. December 9, 2017 11:27 pm

    Thanks for the update … I added a link to this on Facebook. Nice job recapping all this! Phew … the swamp’s getting smellier by the day!!

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  3. December 9, 2017 11:58 pm

    Here is a summary of the Mueller team – [I think these are only the attorneys]

    Robert Mueller – Special Counsel Team leader. — Best friend to fired leaker James Comey a key witness in the case and cohort at the FBI in assisting Mueller to enable the Clintons to get away with their many crimes.

    Rush Atkinson, an attorney on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the Department of Justice
    — Donated $200 to Clinton in 2016

    Peter Carr – DOJ spokesman under Barack Obama.
    Andrew Goldstein, a public corruption prosecutor on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York — Worked under Trump-basher Preet Bharara in the liberal New York southern district.

    Adam Jed, an appellate attorney on detail from DOJ’s Civil Division. — Defended Obamacare at the DOJ.

    Lisa Page, an attorney on detail from the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel and a former trial attorney with the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section – Investigated Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash, a one-time business partner of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, at the DOJ. [no longer on the team Strzok’s paramour]

    Elizabeth Prelogar, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General. -Fluent in Russian; former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.

    James Quarles, a former partner at WilmerHale and a former assistant special prosecutor for the Watergate Special Prosecution Force. –Former assistant special prosecutor on the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.

    Jeannie Rhee, a former partner at WilmerHale who has served in the Office of Legal Counsel at DOJ and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. — Rhee is a Clinton Foundation Lawyer and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel under Barack Obama.

    Brandon Van Grack, an attorney on detail from the Justice Department’s National Security Division.
    — Led a grand jury inquiry in Northern Virginia scrutinizing former Trump associate Michael Flynn’s foreign lobbying.

    Andrew Weissmann, who is on detail from the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and who has served as general counsel at the FBI and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. — Weissmann donated $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, $2,000 to the DNC in 2006 and at least $2,300 to the Clinton campaign in 2007.

    Aaron Zebley, a former partner at WilmerHale who has previously served with Mueller at the FBI and has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. — Worked with Robert Mueller at the WilmerHale firm.

    Aaron Zelinsky, an attorney on detail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Maryland. — Worked under Assistant AG Rod Rosenstein in Maryland.
    Zainab Ahmad, a top national security prosecutor on detail from U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.

    Michael Dreeben, an appellate attorney on detail from the Office of the Solicitor General, described by former colleagues as one of the brightest criminal law experts of the past two generations.


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  4. December 10, 2017 12:11 am

    I think Mueller is going to get his clock cleaned when he takes Flynn in front of Judge Sullivan in Feb. The judge has made it clear to the DOJ that prosecuting attorneys need to be have “Brady training”. This comes from the USSC case Brady vs Maryland where the prosecutor failed to disclose all the evidence they had on a defendant. The FBI had a personal vendetta against Flynn. McCabe and Flynn were embroiled in an EEOC case. Flynn had written a letter of support for McCabe’s accuser. Plus McCabe sent Strzok to entrap Flynn.

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  5. Brittius permalink
    December 10, 2017 6:02 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  6. Dr. Jeff permalink
    December 10, 2017 7:53 pm

    A Modest Proposal:

    1) Any Civil Servant hired by the Obama administration shall be immediately fired. No hearing, no appeal, simply being hired by Obama or an Obama appointee is sufficient grounds for immediate dismissal.

    2) Any Civil Servant promoted during the Obama administration may be retained, providing that they can prove they do not exercise political bias. No proof of impartiality = no job.

    I class Obama’s shadow government with Islamic terrorists. The sooner they can be removed from society, the less damage they will do.

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