Retired FBI Special Agent Blows The Whistle On The Real Robert Mueller

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Shortly after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was announced as the special counsel for the Russia investigation, the screeching hordes of America’s “always wrong about everything” punditry class cheered in near unison, lauding the man as some sort of second coming. This sort of thing should always be seen as a red flag, and thanks to an excellent article written by retired FBI special agent Coleen Rowley, everyone can now know exactly why.

But first, who is Coleen Rowley?

Coleen Rowley, a retired FBI special agent and division legal counsel whose May 2002 memo to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002. Her 2003 letter to Robert Mueller in opposition to launching the Iraq War is archived in full text on the NYT and her 2013 op-ed entitled “Questions for the FBI Nominee” was published on the day of James Comey’s confirmation hearing.

It’s important to be aware of that background as you read the following excerpts from the excellent post published at CounterPunch titled, Comey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes:

Mainstream commentators display amnesia when they describe former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey as stellar and credible law enforcement figures. Perhaps if they included J. Edgar Hoover, such fulsome praise could be put into proper perspective.


Although these Hoover successors, now occupying center stage in the investigation of President Trump, have been hailed for their impeccable character by much of Official Washington, the truth is, as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director and James Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence.

Well of course, that’s how you get promoted in America.

TIME Magazine would probably have not called my own disclosures a “bombshell memo” to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry in May 2002 if it had not been for Mueller’s having so misled everyone after 9/11. Although he bore no personal responsibility for intelligence failures before the attack, since he only became FBI Director a week before, Mueller denied or downplayed the significance of warnings that had poured in yet were all ignored or mishandled during the Spring and Summer of 2001.


I wanted to believe Director Mueller when he expressed some regret in our personal meeting the night before we both testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He told me he was seeking improvements and that I should not hesitate to contact him if I ever witnessed a similar situation to what was behind the FBI’s pre 9/11 failures.


A few months later, when it appeared he was acceding to Bush-Cheney’s ginning up intelligence to launch the unjustified, counterproductive and illegal war on Iraq, I took Mueller up on his offer, emailing him my concerns in late February 2003. Mueller knew, for instance, that Vice President Dick Cheney’s claims connecting 9/11 to Iraq were bogus yet he remained quiet. He also never responded to my email.


Beyond ignoring politicized intelligence, Mueller bent to other political pressures. In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Mueller directed the “post 9/11 round-up” of about 1,000 immigrants who mostly happened to be in the wrong place (the New York City area) at the wrong time. FBI Headquarters encouraged more and more detentions for what seemed to be essentially P.R. purposes. Field offices were required to report daily the number of detentions in order to supply grist for FBI press releases about FBI “progress” in fighting terrorism. Consequently, some of the detainees were brutalized and jailed for up to a year despite the fact that none turned out to be terrorists.


For his part, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, too, went along with the abuses of Bush and Cheney after 9/11 and signed off on a number of highly illegal programs including warrantless surveillance of Americans and torture of captives. Comey also defended the Bush Administration’s three-year-long detention of an American citizen without charges or right to counsel.


What’s not well understood is that Comey’s and Mueller’s joint intervention to stop Bush’s men from forcing the sick Attorney General to sign the certification that night was a short-lived moment. A few days later, they all simply went back to the drawing board to draft new legal loopholes to continue the same (unconstitutional) surveillance of Americans.


The mythology of this episode, repeated endlessly throughout the press, is that Comey and Mueller did something significant and lasting in that hospital room. They didn’t. Only the legal rationale for their unconstitutional actions was tweaked.


Mueller was even okay with the CIA conducting torture programs after his own agents warned against participation. Agents were simply instructed not to document such torture, and any “war crimes files” were made to disappear. Not only did “collect it all” surveillance and torture programs continue, but Mueller’s (and then Comey’s) FBI later worked to prosecute NSA and CIA whistleblowers who revealed these illegalities.


Neither Comey nor Mueller — who are reported to be “joined at the hip” — deserve their current lionization among politicians and mainstream media. Instead of Jimmy Stewart-like “G-men” with reputations for principled integrity, the two close confidants and collaborators merely proved themselves, along with former CIA Director George “Slam Dunk” Tenet, reliably politicized sycophants, enmeshing themselves in a series of wrongful abuses of power along with official incompetence.


It seems clear that based on his history and close “partnership” with Comey, called “one of the closest working relationships the top ranks of the Justice Department have ever seen,” Mueller was chosen as Special Counsel not because he has integrity but because he will do what the powerful want him to do.


Mueller didn’t speak the truth about a war he knew to be unjustified. He didn’t speak out against torture. He didn’t speak out against unconstitutional surveillance. And he didn’t tell the truth about 9/11. He is just “their man.”

Not good.

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mc888's picture

Are you saying it's unethical, but not illegal?

Clearly, Comey shifted the onus of his Sedition onto Mueller. If you could prove foreknowledge, that's conspiracy. Call in Mueller for questioning under a new investigation.

The only thing that doesn't add up is Mueller counseled Comey the night before his testimony. Why would he incriminate himself? Did Comey just plain lose his shit? Or did he plan it in order to make a deal and turn states on someone else?

Secret Weapon's picture

Sessions is deep state.  They have something on him. 

man of Wool's picture

More gossip. Yawn......'s picture

It's all a fraud ladies and gentlemen.  All of it.  All of it.  All of it. 

max_leering's picture

Herr Mueller just another fuck-stick lawyerly type, and seeing that Comey completelyflunked out yesterday, now the 'deep state' is so hell bound and determined to get Trump, it's "making me feel queasy"

Gen. Ripper's picture

Fuck that lying bitch - she was only covering her ass after such spectacular malfeasance.

Mueller is a former Marine infantry officer during Vietnam so stfu.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Hey look! Another ZH troll!

Winston Churchill's picture

No bad apples at Mi Lai then ?

Tall Tom's picture




John "the canary" McCain was an honorable Navy Pilot. And also was George HW Bush an honorable Navy Pilot.


Yeah...Thanks for addicting our kids to Heroin, George..

BetterRalph's picture

navy yard demolition, and awol boy

gained honor (date, date time)
Lost that HONOR (date, date time)

The rotted three legged dog isn't feral yet, although having being bitten, it still smells and all the rationalization in the world, it's is still a threat and therefore can never be trusted as to when it will turn

Honor can be lost.

Wahooo's picture

Fuck the marines and fuck vietnam. Oh and fuck mueller.

Gen. Ripper's picture

You could've never, no fags allowed in USMC during vietnam. Know nothing scum like you are the problem.

nmewn's picture

No downie from have to understand, Mueller has been absorbed by the DC Borg since his youthful valor, he is nothing like he was. He was up to his eyeballs in trying to cover up Fast & Furious before Holder took over too. 

He is no friend of our people. 

Gen. Ripper's picture

Many thanks - Marines don't like being slandered, and even though Mueller is likely a political hack, I must defer judgement on his next mission.

nmewn's picture

Read my comments below...I'm not supposed to say this because it dishonors the honorable who did loyally serve but...Semper Fi ;-)

Gen. Ripper's picture

Aye -22 years 0210 medevac'd my buds with HMM-264 onto Iwo Jima 1983.

Tall Tom's picture



When it is verbal then it is slander.


When it is written then it is libel.


And i wrote a detailed prognostication for Mueller's predicted behavior,. previously in this discussion, in regards to his role as a Special Prosecutor.


Deferring judgment may be most unwise as past behavior is the best predictor for future behavior.


How much evidence does one need to convince you? Or is your loyalty to the Corps fogging your discernment?


While there are gems as Major General Smedley Darlington Butler who rose through the ranks of the Corp and aspired to achievement there are also some within who have served in its ranks who only "service" was to dishonor it.

Gen. Ripper's picture

Being a Marine doesn't mean instant admiration, but he did honor this nation by placing his life on the line. That means a lot to me, I have 0.0% combat experience despite 22 years in the USMC (only 5 years active) and would probably have shit my pants or had a fucking heart attack if I were a platoon commander in Vietnam. 

And I also did a 15 year sentence in Washington DC in the USSS, so I know how fucked up the place really is. If Mueller did half of the things he's purported to have done - he's likely a fucking saint. This is due to the structural flaws built into DC, i.e. powerful assholes in every office doing all they can to either back stab, showboat or steal everything they can to get ahead. No one man can't keep that place in order.

So - I sort of agree with much of your statement, including the Smedley Butler comment. But I can't anticipate Mueller turning into this recent variety of DC swamp creature at this point. He's likely going to look at the evidence, prepare testimony, and reveal the results to the AG and allow them to pass judgement - without any of the James Comey bullshit. If he turns out to be a turd too - then you were right. But I hope you're wrong. Trump's got a juvenile's brain transplanted into his 71 year old head, but he doesn't seem evil and I expect he's done nothing wrong. Let some sunshine cleanse this mess so we can move along to more imortant matters.

Northern Flicker's picture

If Mueller rolled over on the 9-11 investigation, that says it all for me - he's a swamp rat.

Eyes Opened's picture

You know what Mr. Marine General Ripper, speaking as someone who comes from an insignificant little country who has to put up with yer imperialistic bullshit, I would just like to say," fuck u for your service"..

From your own biography ....

Fly planes stacked with nukular weapons

Take your nuclear weapons & your pseudo-patriotism & shove it up your arse... semper fi !!

A true patriot would NOT participate in the criminal corruption that is the MIC, of which u were a part...

Meanwhile the rest of the world has to endure the US spreading freedumb & demoncracy....

"Being a Marine doesn't mean instant admiration"

Ya think ?? FOAD...

max2205's picture

Don't have any cash on you when the man pulls you over for a bad tail light....seriously 

nmewn's picture

So, now that the cats-out-of-the-bag so to speak, how about Mueller disregarding Russia intel (twice) saying you better be careful with these Tsarneav fellows? He and Comey both bungled the anthrax investi...oh, I'm sorry...the anthrax "matter" didn't they? 

And Major Nidal Malik Hasan ring a bell with anyone? Mueller? is worse than Comey, the only "competency" he has is being a Washington insider who screws up and gets promoted for it.

BetterRalph's picture


De-activate the FBI.
Just like a BRAC BASE Closure.
if that's not enough
De-activate the CIA.

Wahooo's picture

Wait a minute. The FBI created and then destroyed "war crimes files" against members of the intelligence community????


SoilMyselfRotten's picture

He's unable. too bogged down throwin those violent MJ users in jail

messystateofaffairs's picture

Its one giant whorehouse and only whores get to be Madames.

casfoto's picture

But wait! Did not the New York Times stick behind the invasion of Iraq and all the murdering hordes that went after them?? Why is the NYT sticking behind Coleen? Did they not support the complete lies and bullshit on evidence of Mass destruction??? Why the about face? Why did they not support Coleen then?


xxx-yyy-zzz's picture

just another ghoul in a suit...

Cman5000's picture

Nothing will happen with this investigation. Flynn will get a little beat up life goes on. This was actually a good move on the political side of things. Finish just in time for the mid terms. With a historic loss for the Dems in 2018. These clowns just gave Trump 8 years and probably a filibuster proof majority in the senate. The End 

DuneCreature's picture

Washington DC is like house where the sewer pipe is hooked up to the water main and the residences all bathe in and make coffee with their own shit everyday.

We don't even get to see any new faces anymore.

We just get the same old recycled liars.

Live Hard, The 911 Liars Should Have Called It A Home Run And Retired, But No, We Have To Be Reminded Of 911 And What Chumps We Were Then And Still Are, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

francis scott falseflag's picture


Your metaphors are getting more and more ridiculous.  Maybe you should see a specialist. 

DuneCreature's picture

A metaphors specialist? ...... Or one of those 'check-up from the neck up' doctor dudes?

Live Hard, My Metaphors Work For Most People, .... Maybe You Should Consult A Licensed Plumber, Die Free

~ DC v6.5

Mena Arkansas's picture

What happened to the white van with the tons of explosive in NYC on 9/11?

Where are the tapes of the interrogations of the dancing israelis before you let them go 3 months later?

Who gave the order to let them escape back to Israel? Chertoff?

What happened to all the video your agents confiscated around the pentagon?

sauldaddy's picture

Why did the US Government Cover Up Isaelis Murder of US sailors on the USS Liberty.

Why did the US Goverment Cover Up Israelis Involment in 9-11

Why did the US Government Cover Up Isralies Involment in Fukushima?


The answer can be found in the CIA's Project MKULTRA.

This is the project where the CIA used Children Drugs, and Hookers on there payroll to set up US Government Officials.

You think the Mossad doesnt do the exact same thing????

Why do think Clinton dumped his secret service detail to ride the Lolita Express to Pedophile Island owned by tribe member EPSTEIN.


Our entire government is comprosmised by blackmail. 


Bing T H E C O V E R T S A M S O N O P T I O N and Follwo the W H I T E R A B B I T.

Sledge750's picture

Nothing a well placed mushroom - shaped cloud won't solve.

"God gave man the rainbow sign. No more water, the fire next time."

-Wendel Berry

order66's picture

Spoken light a true right wing zealot.

aloha_snakbar's picture

Color me shocked. Confucious say, " Don't keep mopping, turn off the faucet". Which is to say... DRAIN THE FUCKING SWAMP, TRUMP....if you cant... then find someone who CAN, and roll up all your little Jewlets and GO HOME...

monad's picture

Patience. The antibiotic has been administered. It's working, just takes time for the work of the microbes to manifest at our scale. When it does what's healthy survives and what's diseased doesn't. You just tap and the corrosion powders. Relax and wait. If you're healthy you're fine. If you've been malignant there ain't nothing you can do about it now. We passed the point of no return 12:30pm CST the day of Frigg November 22, 1963. The inflection point was 2:27 EST The day of Looney March 30, 1981 when Hinckley assassinated the Reagan presidency, but the facts weren't public until 9:03 EST The day of Tyr September 11, 2001.
Don't drop your guard. Cancer wants to live too.
Hinckley is at large.

Never One Roach's picture
Tom Fitton discussing Comey Lawlessness, Smoking Gun Clinton Email, & New JW Lawsuits

izzee's picture

As I posted when he was named as Special Counsel

Mueller was appointed head of the FBI by GWB, as few days before 9/11----in Sept 2001.
Mueller was the Head of the FBI during the investigation of 9/11.

Look a a few of the recently released pix of the Pentagon, or even those that were shown in the immmediate aftermath, days after the attack...Where's the Plane?

But, but, but, but Mueller concluded...a plane hit the Pentagon.

What do you think he's going to "conclude" as Special Counsel now?

azusgm's picture

Oh, here...Louie has a few words to say about Mueller.

captain-nemo's picture

The democrats and the MSM was totally silent when they appointed Mueller. What does that tell us?

SummerSausage's picture

For insight into the FBI's refusal to examine the pre-9/11 threats and, in fact, the derailment of careers for those who clearly saw the threat and warned of it, read John O'Neill: The Man who Warned America. by Murray Weiss

It's also a well done PBS documentary.

John O'Neill warned for years that Bin Laden was the US biggest threat.  He was told to drop it and took early retirement as Director of Security for the Twin Towers.  He was killed when one of the towers collapsed his first week on the job.

Northern Flicker's picture

Bin Laden had little to do with dropping the Towers - he was working for the FBI at the time (ref: Sybil Edmonds)

Reaper's picture

The exceptional FBI is another of the Exceptionals' America myth. The greatest tool of the FBI is preparing Forms 302 which miraculously always make their case. The sheeple on juries believe FBI testimony is truth, rather than just government manufactured garbage. Mueller is imagined to have been divinely chosen by sheeple. The truth: the gods chose an FBI director as punishment for the hubris of the Exceptionals.

SummerSausage's picture

People who go up against Donald Trump don't fare too well.  I'm looking at you Comey, Hillary, Jeb, George Will, Bill Kristol, Egg McMuffin, Romney, Kathy Griffin, Reza Analsore...

peippe's picture

what the hell did E.McMuff ever do to my President?

Eyes Opened's picture

How many of these reprobates are in prison ?? NONE !!

Your prez needs to decide which side he's on... right now it looks like he has made the wrong choice, he still has time to re-assert his presidency & MAGA .

Only time will tell...