WSJ Editorial Board Calls On “Too Conflicted” Mueller To Step Down

It’s so obvious it can no longer be ignored: Robert Mueller has multiple conflicts of interest that preclude him from conducting a fair investigation of alleged Russian collusion. From the Wall Street Journal editorial board via

The special counsel is stonewalling Congress and protecting the FBI…

Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, as his many ill-advised tweets on the weekend about Michael Flynn, the FBI and Robert Mueller’s Russia probe demonstrate. But that doesn’t mean that Mr. Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation deserve a pass about their motives and methods, as new information raises troubling questions.

The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti-Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview.

The news about Mr. Strzok leaked only when the Justice Department concluded it couldn’t hold out any longer, and the stories were full of spin that praised Mr. Mueller for acting “swiftly” to remove the agent. Only after these stories ran did Justice agree on Saturday to make Mr. Strzok available to the House.

This is all the more notable because Mr. Strzok was a chief lieutenant to former FBI Director James Comey and played a lead role investigating alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Mr. Mueller then gave him a top role in his special-counsel probe. And before all this Mr. Strzok led the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and sat in on the interview she gave to the FBI shortly before Mr. Comey publicly exonerated her in violation of Justice Department practice.

Oh, and the woman with whom he supposedly exchanged anti-Trump texts, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, worked for both Mr. Mueller and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who was accused of a conflict of interest in the Clinton probe when it came out that Clinton allies had donated to the political campaign of Mr. McCabe’s wife. The texts haven’t been publicly released, but it’s fair to assume their anti-Trump bias must be clear for Mr. Mueller to reassign such a senior agent.

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3 responses to “WSJ Editorial Board Calls On “Too Conflicted” Mueller To Step Down

  1. We must express our righteous outrage at the obvious and overt abuses of power wherever we find them.

    But we cannot truly be surprised that the FBI and the IRS have been converted to political weapons. How does one ruin one’s powerful enemies? Money and courts. Add in a surveillance apparatus second to none, and what tyrant wouldn’t be slavering at the prospect?

    And this is why I am libertarian (small ‘el’). Some portion of humans will always seek the reins of power for their own purposes, which can never be trusted to be good. This is why government should be small. We KNOW it will be corrupt. Any sane human wants the influence of corruption on his life to be minimized.

    This cannot be hard to understand. And it also means that people who want big government are, can only be, my mortal enemies, because they mean to enslave me, and kill me if I resist.


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