Congressman Demands Mueller Testify IMMEDIATELY Over “Conflicts of Interest” With Hillary
Aug 12, 2017 by Kristy Jane
This week, the world learned Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has expanded far beyond its initial scope. Reports surfaced of a predawn FBI raid of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home, along with subpoenas issued to various banks.
It’s anyone’s guess why Mueller has gone far beyond the initial purpose of his investigation, but a Texas GOP Congressman wants answers.
From The Gateway Pundit
Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) is asking fellow Congressmen to sign his letter demanding Mueller publicly testify in front of Congress to explain his rationale behind the grossly expanded probe.
Babin is chiefly concerned with Mueller’s “conflicts of interest” in connection to Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.
Daily Caller reports:
Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, has come under intense criticism from allies of President Donald Trump for hiring attorneys who have donated to Democratic candidates and for his personal relationship with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump himself has called Mueller’s employment of Democratic donors “ridiculous,” yet he maintains that he has no plans to dismiss the special counsel.
Babin’s letter, which was obtained by TheDC, was sent out to congressmen Thursday and asks for members to cosign a letter he plans to send to House Judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte and Senate Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley.
“Every nominee for United States Attorney must be confirmed by the Senate, a process that brings to the forefront any concerns regarding the nominee’s ability to hold their position in a decent and impartial manner. However, as Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team of lawyers investigate our very own president, we as a nation wait in the dark with very little information about those given this great authority,” Babin wrote in the letter to his fellow representatives.
Babin writes in the letter that there are “serious concerns” about conflicts of interest with regard to members of Mueller’s counsel who donated “generously” to Democrats or even represented Clinton herself.
“In addition, this investigation has the potential to drag on for months, or even years, and cost millions in taxpayer dollars,” Babin added.
Conservative radio host and best-selling author Michael Savage opened Wednesday’s edition of “The Savage Nation” by giving context to the FBI’s reported-today-breathlessly-by-the-media, actually-occurred-weeks-ago raid on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home. The context Savage provided was in the form of an ominous analysis of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s modus operandi.
That’s a huge story. I mean, come on, this is like the Mafia cases. You don’t know this. I don’t know if many of you know this, but Mueller is a very, very skilled prosecutor. It was Mueller and Comey by the way, mainly Mueller, in his period, where he had the FBI do the biggest Mafia roundups in New York history. And they have a standard operating procedure, which is that they flip people on the bottom and turning them into cooperating witnesses. And once they have a cooperating witness, they bring the next one down and the next one down.
There’s no question in my mind that this raid on Manafort, which came out of the blue, is Mueller trying to flip someone, if he hasn’t already flipped someone. Maybe he got someone underneath Manafort who flipped, and they got Manafort. They get Manafort, and Manafort’s gonna flip. It’s gonna go right up the chain. And they’re gonna get … a couple of them as cooperating witnesses.
Who knows how many have been wired? Do we know how many visitors to Trump Tower were wired at the time? Do we have any idea? This witch hunt goes on and on and on.
Now the big question is this: The big question is: what is the big crime?! What is the crime that was committed by these people around Trump?! We still don’t know what it is, OK? So what’s gonna fall down out of the sky now? This is not the Colombo Family and its bloody internal war. This is not the Gambino Family. What is this? What are they trying to do here?
Maureen Dowd, a darling in particular of leftists who fancy themselves enlightened and witty, was giddy in her most recent Sunday New York Times column about how Mueller would be showing President Trump who’s boss. The 65-year-old “eternal teen” gave Mueller the lewinsky treatment, in a column oh-so-cutely called “Bobby Sticks It to Trump”(BARF ALERT):
A White House adviser told me recently about how scary Mueller’s dream team is, and how Jared Kushner should be nervous. Every time Mueller adds a legal celebrity to his crew, the music gets cued for an “Ocean’s Eleven” or “Dirty Dozen” array of talent. One lawyer helped destroy the New York City mafia; another helped bring down Nixon; another tackled Enron; others are experts on foreign bribery and witness-flipping. As GQ’s Jay Willis wrote, “If these people were coming for you over a parking ticket, you’d be thinking about liquidating your life savings.”
Even before his panting, bodice-ripper of a report came out, Ken Starr was getting dismissed as a partisan Javert. He’s still risible, warning Mueller on CNN Friday that “we do not want investigators and prosecutors out on a fishing expedition.” You know you’re in trouble when Mr. Rod & Reel warns you about going fishing.
Mueller is taken seriously as Mr. Clean Marine, a Republican willing to stand on principle even against other Republicans, as when he and James Comey resisted W. on warrantless wiretapping. Mueller is seen as incorruptible, so his conclusions will most likely be seen as unimpeachable.
Mueller seeking to interview Priebus
Aug 12, 2017 by DML
According to a new report released Saturday, special counsel Robert Mueller will be expanding the Russia probe by interviewing current and former senior Trump administration officials as part of his ongoing investigation.
One of these key officials Mueller is interested in questioning is Reince Priebus, who recently resigned as White House Chief of Staff, three sources close to the discussions reportedly told the New York Times. The sources claim Mueller is asking for records on details of specific meetings with administration and campaign officials, as well as related documents of such transcripts. Priebus would be knowledgable of most of the meetings in the White House, considering his former role.
One of these transcribed meetings Mueller is interested in obtaining is the meeting held regarding President Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, according to the report.
Mueller has keen interest in Trump’s senior advisers who have connections to Russian officials, particularly during the campaign. It’s clear that his probe is becoming more extensive, especially after he assembled a grand jury as part of the investigation. The jury will have the power to subpoena records and ask for witness testimonies on the case.
Despite the sensitivity of an interview between Mueller and Priebus, Ty Cobb, a special counsel to the president, said the White House would “continue to fully cooperate” with Mueller’s investigation and the Russia probe.
Earlier this week, Mueller’s team began issuing subpoenas for former campaign manger Paul Manafort’s bank records. Subpoenas from a Washington grand jury have been sent to global banks for account information and records of transactions involving Manafort and some of his companies, as well as those of a long-time business partner, Rick Gates, according to unnamed sources who spoke with Bloomberg reporters.
Other business associates, including Manafort’s son-in-law and a Ukrainian oligarch, have been contacted by Mueller’s team in an attempt to pressure Manafort into cooperating with prosecutors, according to the Bloomberg report.
“Federal prosecutors in Manhattan were investigating Manafort earlier this year, examining allegations that he laundered money from eastern Europe into New York properties, according to two people familiar with the earlier inquiry,” Bloomberg reported. “The Southern District of New York handed off their work to the special counsel’s team once Mueller was appointed, the people said.”
It was also reported that the special counsel has taken over a review of Manafort’s late filings to comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, according to the report.
News outlets reported on Wednesday that FBI agents conducted a dawn raid on Manafort’s Alexandria home late last month, the day after Manafort voluntarily appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
A spokesperson for Manafort confirmed the raid had taken place, adding that he continues to work with law enforcement and officials on the matter.
“Mr. Manafort has consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries and did so on this occasion as well,” the spokesperson said in a statement Wednesday.
“If the FBI wanted the documents, they could just ask [Manafort] and he would have turned them over,” said one adviser close to the White House.
The search warrant was wide-ranging, and its issuance leads onlookers to suspect special counsel Mueller didn’t believe that a grand jury subpoena was enough to entice Manafort to hand over all the documents the FBI desired. Thus, the former FBI head decided to take the documents by force.