Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team are looking into possible Russia collusion. Information about Mueller has surfaced that should interest anyone who wants this investigation to be fair and balanced.
A criminal defense attorney named Harvey Silverglate recently wrote about an encounter he had with Mueller while he was acting as a US attorney in Boston. “I have known Mueller during key moments of his career as a federal prosecutor,” Silverglate wrote, according to Fox News. “My experience has taught me to approach whatever he does in the Trump investigation with a requisite degree of skepticism or, at the very least, extreme caution.”
Silverglate described a story in which Mueller sent someone to his office to give false testimony for a client. Silverglate told the person to leave after he noticed that person was wearing a wire.
He went on to describe his next encounter with Mueller, stating, “Years later I ran into Mueller, and I told him of my disappointment in being the target of a sting where there was no reason to think that I would knowingly present perjured evidence to a court.”
Silverglate went on to confirm that Mueller, “half-apologetically,” explained to him that he didn’t think he would “suborn perjury, but that he had a duty to pursue the lead given to him.”
When a spokesman for the special counsel was asked about this particular event, he refused to comment, leading to further speculation. Members of investigations are notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to revealing information, however, anyone with a vested interest in getting the dirt off of their name should reasonably be expected to comment on their alleged wrongdoings, especially when the evidence is so clear-cut.
Andrew Weissmann, a prosecutor that Mueller pulled in to help with the investigation, is also under scrutiny for his past behavior. The scrutiny is revealed in Sidney Powell’s new piece, aptly titled “Judging by Mueller’s Staffing Choices, He May Not be Very Interested in Justice.”
In the piece, Powell points out that Weissmann, who was also the director of the Enron Task Force, may be in violation of “prosecutorial overreach” in previous cases, and said this could have an impact on the investigation.
“What was supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into our electoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends, family, and colleagues of the president,” Powell wrote in The Hill.
She continued, “The Mueller investigation has become an all-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if there are no crimes to be found. This team can make some.”
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Weissmann won multiple convictions that were all eventually overturned. Powell also cited other instances of clear wrongdoing, such as the raid on Paul Manafort’s home.
Mueller’s investigation is far from bias-free, and as time continues to pass, we learn more and more about the corrupt nature of the whole operation. It seems to be nothing more than a witch hunt designed to agitate the president and his supporters, allies, and colleagues.