When former FBI Director Robert Mueller was tabbed as the special counsel to oversee the investigation into Russian election interference and the alleged (though consistently proven baseless) ties between the Trump campaign team and the Kremlin, most hailed the decision as a perfect pick to bring objectivity to the probe.
Not so fast.
Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) June 12, 2017
Since former House Speaker Newt Gingrich started raising red flags about the staff that Mueller was hiring to help him in the investigation, reporters have followed up on the political donations of those hires and an alarming number of those people supported Hillary Clinton and other Democrats in the 2016 election.
"Four top lawyers hired by Mueller have contributed tens of thousands of dollars over the years to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates, including former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton," reports PoliZette, among other websites and articles which are now detailing the political preferences of those now conducting the investigation. "One of the hires, Jeannie Rhee, also worked as a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation and helped persuade a federal judge to block a conservative activist's attempts to force Bill and Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about operations of the family-run charity."
So despite the continuous stream of innuendo, allegations and rumors which have yet to turn up a single shred of solid evidence to support them, we KNOW that James Comey leaked government information in order to get a special counsel on the case. Now we also know the special counsel and his staff does not look too objective.
This is such a bad look, even the Clinton News Network can't hide it:
Of course, we are all looking for the facts and if this investigation continues to proceed in the same way that Comey documented it had under him, and from what we have gathered in Congressional hearings on the topic, the team now on the case is going to be pretty disappointed by what facts they find.
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