Former FBI #2 Says Mueller 'Has A Huge Conflict of Interest' And Should Have Recused Himself

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Former assistant FBI Director Jim Kallstrom says Bob Mueller has a giant conflict of interest and never should have taken the case, reports Breitbart

Bob Mueller should have never been offered nor accepted the job as special counsel as he has a huge conflict of interest,” Jim Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “He should have recused himself.”

Kallstrom points to the fact that Mueller - a former FBI director is investigating 'matters' which occurred under the watch of his predecessor successor and good friend, James Comey. 

When Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt asked President trump in June whether he thought Mueller should recuse himself, Trump replied "well he's very, very good friends with Comey which is very bothersome... We're going to have to see."

Radio Host Mark Levin elaborated at the time, stating on his show: 

John Legato is a former deep cover FBI special agent – and he writes that Comey and Mueller – their families have vacationed together, have had picnics together, hours spent at the office together, had a few cocktails after work. So Mueller can’t possibly be impartial here. Not when he’s very close friends with a key witness.


The point is this – he’s not independent.

Indeed, one wonders how Mueller's probe can remain impartial while leading a team of anti-Trump investigators, two of whom - Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were fired in August for texting anti-Trump messages during an extramarital affair. 

As Axios reported in June, several of Mueller's other investigators are huge supporters of the Democrat party and Hillary Clinton: 

  • James Quarles: Donated almost $33,000 to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has also donated about $2,750 to Republicans — the only lawyer on Mueller's team to have done so.
  • Jeannie Rhee: Donated more than $16,000 since 2008 to Democrats, including the maximum donation possible to Clinton in both 2015 and 2016. Rhee has also donated to Obama.
  • Andrew Weissmann: Donated more than $4,000 to Obama in 2008 and $2,000 to the DNC in 2006.
  • Elizabeth Prelogar: Donated $250 each to Clinton in 2016 and Obama in 2012.

Also on Mueller's team are:

  • Michael Dreeben – donated to Obama and Clinton
  • Jeannie Rhee – deputy assist AG, Wilmer Hale, Donated to DNC, Obama, Clinton
  • James Quarles – asst. special prosecutor, Wilmer Hale, long history of Dem donations, Clinton
  • Andrew Weissman – oversees fraud at Justice. Donated six times to Obama PACs as well as DNC in 2006.

Kallstrom also felt that the Obama administration's surveillance of Trump was possibly illegal, telling Breitbart “The Obama administration apparently, had the advantage of using electronic surveillance, collecting information on the Trump campaign,” Kallstrom explains. “That collection, in my view, may be found to be unlawful.”

If they used the phony dossier as the predicate for the FISA order they obtained, that could be a huge problem,” Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “If they knew the information was phony, that is a felony. If they did not know it was phony, they were incompetent.”

Of note, veteran FBI investigator Peter Strzok - who was kicked off Mueller's probe along with his mistress Lisa Page - was formerly in charge of the investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. As part of his investigation, Strzok relied on the anti-Trump 'Dirty Dossier' created by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and assembled by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele.

House investigators told Fox News they have long regarded Strzok as a key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump "dossier" and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate.
The "dossier" was a compendium of salacious and largely unverified allegations about then-candidate Trump and others around him that was compiled by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The firm's bank records, obtained by House investigators, revealed that the project was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. -Fox News

And as former assistant FBI Director Kallstrom told Breitbart, "This whole matter with the dossier and the investigations that ensued, including FISA surveillance and the unmasking of hundreds of names, in my view, will prove to be violations of the rules set down by the Congress for unmasking, or worse, will be found to be violations of federal law,” Kallstrom concludes. “The Justice Department should find out if the FBI paid for this phony dossier and should inspect the affidavit that was given to the FISA court to determine the accuracy of their probable cause.”

Strzok, under former FBI director James Comey, was also in charge of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton, concluding that while Clinton was "careless," in her mishandling of classified information, the anti-Trump FBI veteran found "no proof of intent," an opinion which former FBI director James Comey based his recommendation not to prosecute. Comey, as it turns out, drafted Clinton's exoneration letter long before the FBI had finished reviewing evidence in the case.

So here we have a former FBI director, Mueller, investigating what appear to be egregious violations of the law in regards to surveillance and data collection on the Trump campaign, based largely on a dodgy Trump-Russia dossier, funded in part by Hillary Clinton and the DNC, which was created by a DNC-linked opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and which relied on the cooperation of two senior Kremlin officials.

And now the DOJ's Office of Inspector General is looking into Strzok and his "roles in a number of other politically sensitive cases," a probe which should be completed "very early next year," according to Fox News.


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Fed-up with being Sick and Tired's picture

I'm taking a counter-intuitive approach to this subject:   WE WANT BIASED shit-fucks doing this investigation, because if, with those biases, they have yet to come up with anything, then this thing will sink.

That is not to say that I am a Trump "supporter."    I can no longer trust anyone on the State of Federal Guvment TEAT.   Let's not forget that Trump now gets to fly all over the earth on OUR DIME, however they raise that funding, whether borrowed from Future gens or whatever.

I am so fucking sick of politics as usual.

Nobodys Home's picture

I could talk, and talk, and list myriads of things I have read since the first day Mueller was charged with his current task. I'll say what I said to myself on day ONE: This guy is a HITMAN!
And to sum up everything I've read about this and him over many, many hours: This is the biggest pile of BulLsHiT I've ever seen!!!

edit: Hang Mueller for collusion related to Uranium One!

THORAX's picture

Keep slapping them Donald. I like your decision to take your time. Once I stopped worrying that they could possibly beat you...I have come to enjoy their moments of hope followed by even more pain you deliver! These pieces of shit are now beginning to feel my pain! 

Nobodys Home's picture

Ditto! But try and remember... A lot of them enjoy your pain!

venturen's picture

I don't care what it takes...Obama and the Clintons should GO TO JAIL!

Reaper's picture
The Rule of Law?  Sessions acts?

28 U.S. Code § 528 - Disqualification of officers and employees of the Department of Justice

The Attorney General shall promulgate rules and regulations which require the disqualification of any officer or employee of the Deprtment of Justice, including a United States attorney or a member of such attorney’s staff, from participation in a particular investigation or prosecution if such participation may result in a personal, financial, or political conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof. Such rules and regulations may provide that a willful violation of any provision thereof shall result in removal from office.

bardot63's picture

This is bigger than it looks now.  Why would Mule-her fire his top cocksman, who's poking the whoredog over at Justice -- what forced him to do that?  Did the guy forget to zip up before a top level meet?  DNA stain on her dress?  What possible reason would Mule-her have for torpedoing his handpicked goons?   Trump should fire Mule-her and the lot of these bent coppers.  Or maybe the DNA stain was on Hillery.......

Anybody checking for divorce papers being filed? 

Nobodys Home's picture

It's become a large dollop of festering splooge.

See! We fired some folks.

DjangoCat's picture

The argument has been made that Mueller has been turned.  He met privately with POTUS before his appointment.

1400 sealed indictments, and now this, where he begins to show his hand.  This will come out of left field and they will not like it.

Boris Gudonov's picture

The only reason why Mueller dumped Strzok was because the Office of the Inspector General at the DOJ (the only part of the DOJ that Obama/Clinton did not corrupt) had found the texts indicating political bias.  Mueller did not and would not have dumped this guy, but he had no choice.  This whole thing is unraveling.


Cluster_Frak's picture

Get a teenage boy to deal with it. They are fearless and don't give a shit. A team of teenagers could have locked up Hitlery by now.

Koba the Dread's picture

This article said, "Kallstrom points to the fact that Mueller - a former FBI director is investigating 'matters' which occurred under the watch of his predecessor and good friend, James Comey."

No! James Comey was not Mueller's predecessor. He was Meuller's successor.

FoggyWorld's picture

And Christopher Wray reported to Comey when both worked at the DOJ in the early 2000's.  Incest abounds in the FBI and DOJ and it must be stopped soon because both departments are losing their reputations.

Also based on the things we already know, it may be time to look at this notion of telling a lie to the FBI is an automatic felony.  Way too many top people at that FBI have bent and broken every rule in the book for political reasons and they now really have to spend years re-earning any respect they ever had from the public.  They just do not deserve that law as it is now on the books.

Identify as Ferengi's picture

"automatic felony"

Fuck yeah! A stooge in a suit shows up askin' a bunch of dumb-ass questions. Swear me in, or kiss my ass. And _you_ don't recognize the fifth damn amendment? Kiss my big red ass!

ZeroPointNow's picture

Damn, I'm slipping in my old age. Fixed and thanks. 

Nobodys Home's picture

Pffft. I turned 60 2 weeks ago. Don't sweat it Fly.

KuriousKat's picture

The Dice was loaded

Strzok who interviewd Flynn

To the embedded former CIA

David Laufman

This is a joint FBI CIA op..make no mistake about it..

shut them both down

jeff montanye's picture

nice work.

matching names (yes, i do see a pattern) with deeds.  

this may be important later.

thebriang's picture

Meh, the cover up for the cover up, they're all dirty nine ways to Sunday.

mabuhay1's picture

We all know that Obama broke the law and violated the Constitution at will with no consequences. That his minions did the same, and continue to do so should be a given. No one is even trying to stop this farce, and given the entrenched nature of the clowns attacking Trump, the Nation, and the Constitution, we will never be able to clear them all out, without a general revolt, which will never happen.

DjangoCat's picture


Read Q on /pol/ The calm before the storm.

POTUS has the power and is using it.

tyrone's picture

4289 Sealed indictments.  That covers alot of perps, in lots of holes.  Some will burn; some will squeal

oncemore's picture

Why this idiot Trump did not fire the whole first second AND THIR ROW AT fbi?



Media is anyhow not on his side, he is a moron, or he has a lot of skelletons in the coset.

DjangoCat's picture

They don't pay as well when you type like a drunk.

Nobodys Home's picture

Damn right! I type like a drunk and don't make a cent!

Dratpmurt's picture

The Trumptard Tribe will always take this side. Don't get your panties in a not, Trump isn't going to jail and even if the house were to impeach him he might still win a second term. Don't be such snowflakes, he is only a figure head.

Tennessee Patriot's picture

Former assistant FBI Director Jim Kallstrom says Bob Mueller has a giant conflict of interest and never should have taken the case, reports Breitbart

Bob Mueller should have never been offered nor accepted the job as special counsel as he has a huge conflict of interest,” Jim Kallstrom tells Breitbart News. “He should have recused himself.”

Gee, ya think?  Thanks for the update, CPT Obvious.  I wonder if anyone else saw this one coming too? 

Dratpmurt's picture

Breitbart has a hint of desparation. Does anybody read that shit?

Got The Wrong No's picture

How can I get a job posting Moronic shit on the net like you???? I see that all you have to do is turn every situation around and play the Alinski/Obama/Clinton Game. 

DjangoCat's picture

Yeah, but I can't figure out how to get paid.  If we give lots of upvotes, do you think he will spill the beans.

I type better than him.  How do I get this gig?

jeff montanye's picture

you type better than he types and he can't spell for beens.

Smerf's picture

The investigation is an attepmt to cover up all of the shenanigans going on in the outgoing administration.  They thought they would win and none of this would have come out.

sacredfire's picture

But the remaining Deep Staters won't do anything so whats the diff?

alexcojones's picture

Well done ZPN.  Spotlight on the swamp lizards until they're blind.

Comey / Mueller = Obama / Hillary

Swamp creatures ALL

jeff montanye's picture

don't forget that:

chertoff/mueller=bush/cheney/rumsfeld/wolfowitz/zakheim/silverstein/hellerstein/frank lowy/lewis eisenberg/ronald lauder/menachem atzmon/daniel lewin/jules kroll/jerome hauer/philip zelikow/richard perle/ and the dancing mossad agents who provided what the "debunkers" claim has never been produced: testimony from someone on the inside who said that it was mossad. deserving of capitalization, here the dancing mossad agents from new jersey that said, in hebrew, on israeli television, we went there to document the event: Sivan & Paul Kurzberg, Yaron Schmuel, Oded Ellner.

but i think you get my drift.

DjangoCat's picture

What would it take to turn Mueller?  I would not give odds on his longevity.

Nobodys Home's picture

A couple of overweight, aging Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) once he has been done in and is drooling in the nursing home.

GunnyG's picture

Comey and Muleface Mueller probably both snuggled up to Obama nether region on more than one occasion and planted their lips on his Muslim ass.

MadHatt's picture

Im long popcorn.

SoDamnMad's picture

No shit, Shakespare

DosZap's picture

Bingo, Trump should have him fired NOW.

jeff montanye's picture

no no no.  what makes me think that rosenstein may be part of the solution not part of the problem is the inspired choice of mueller as the special counsel to investigate russiagate which was, to the casual observer, horseshit.

there is no person who bears more responsibility for the fact that 9-11 has not been officially traced back to the perps than robert mueller.  he is now in purgatorio.  let's see which choice he makes.

DjangoCat's picture

Maybe that is what they have on him, and the leverage needed to turn him.

NoPension's picture

You'd think he'd enjoy retirement.

They brought this turd out, and stuck him in, to fix this shit sandwich. Get in there and FIX this fucking water buffalo.