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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Comments

El Oregonian NoDebt Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:48 Permalink

Whoa, the Libtard's sinking Titanic has a severe case of overbooking... all-the-while they're burning their life-rafts as their only heat-source.Grab the necessary implements to defend one's family and country. These commie maggots will not stop until they have contaminated all the provisions.

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DeadFred doctor10 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:50 Permalink

Trump now has all the dirt on them as well. Hillary isn't POTUS, Trump is. Given the choice of fearing Hillary, who has her own worries about how she's going to repay all those millions donated to the CF, and the sitting president who is gaining more control of the agencies each day, who would you fear.Trump to Mueller: "Bob we know why you trolled for the deep state all those years but here is your chance to atone for that, you can help us take them down. Semper fi!"The fact that yet another deep state actor has come out against Mueller should give you pause. His words are almost quotes of what Pelosi said. Mueller is NOT going after Trump and they know it <and shudder>.

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jeff montanye FoggyWorld Mon, 12/04/2017 - 21:57 Permalink

oh of course not.  dead fred is speaking metaphorically.  hillary has to make many, many sacrifices to get the moral leverage back.  unfortunately her best course for morality is confession which undercuts the morality.  as seymour hersh might have said when he posited that seth rich was killed in a botched robbery (well in the hospital afterwards, and that's certainly worth checking out):  for a lucky woman, hillary clinton has some very bad luck.

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jeff montanye DosZap Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:09 Permalink

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.

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GunnyG Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:59 Permalink

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.

jeff montanye alexcojones Mon, 12/04/2017 - 22:30 Permalink

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.  http://www.voltairenet.org/article179295.htmlbut i think you get my drift.

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Smerf Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:47 Permalink

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.

Tennessee Patriot Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:05 Permalink

Former assistant FBI Director Jim Kallstrom says Bob Mueller has a giant conflict of interest and never should have taken the case, reports BreitbartBob 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 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:12 Permalink

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.

oncemore Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:18 Permalink

Why this idiot Trump did not fire the whole first second AND THIR ROW AT fbi?iS HE REALLY A TOTAT tRUMPTARD?wHEN IS HE GOING TO FIRE THEM?Media is anyhow not on his side, he is a moron, or he has a lot of skelletons in the coset.

mabuhay1 Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:20 Permalink

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.

Koba the Dread Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:07 Permalink

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.