Conservatives have long suspected that former FBI Director Robert Mueller is the face of a “Deep State” coup against President Donald Trump. Already, after months of fruitless searching, Mueller has decided to overstep the bounds set by Congress in order to keep this slow-moving coup going forward.
This week it was reported that Mueller requested the records of President Trump’s Air Force One conversations with certain Russian diplomats. According to Politico, the documents and emails in question are connected to a May 3rd press briefing hosted by Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary.
The New York Times, who first reported these developments, believes that this new information indicates that Mueller is expanding his probe in order to see if President Trump can be accused of obstruction of justice.
Back in July, Mueller’s team further expanded their search for Russian “collusion” by requesting President Trump’s IRS records in order to examine his past business dealings. This move directly violates President Trump’s “red line” of keeping Mueller’s Russian probe away from financial matters that are unrelated to the 2016 election.
So far, Mueller’s investigation has continued on, even though Mueller has clearly crossed this “red line.”
Another troubling aspect about Mueller’s new direction in his investigation is that it seems like he is investigating President Trump’s decisions, not necessarily President Trump’s suspected links to Russia. By combing over internal administration documents, Mueller has clearly surpassed his investigative authority.
According to CNN, investigators on Mueller’s team have been searching for emails and other documents related to the firing of Michael Flynn, national security advisor, and FBI Director James Comey. Additionally, Mueller’s team apparently is wanting information about the Oval Office meeting Trump had with Russian officials during which he supposedly bragged about firing Comey, stating that it helped ease some of the pressure off his administration.
During his own Senate testimony, former FBI Director James Comey admitted that his own Russian investigation never included President Trump as a suspect.
Now, given recently released information showing that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was spied on by the Obama administration, President Trump could counter that Obama-era officials colluded in order to illegally obtain “dirt” on his incoming administration. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently told CNN that these wiretaps may very well have recorded President Trump’s phone conversations without a warrant.
Mueller requested the records of President Trump’s Air Force One conversations. Has he gone too far?
On a larger level, Mueller’s investigation has increasingly taken on the appearance of a political witch hunt. Eight out of the 16 investigators on Mueller’s team have donated over $1,000 each to Democrats and the Democrat National Committee. One investigator, Jeannie Rhee, donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Rhee also worked for the Clinton Foundation.
As for Mueller himself, he has a reputation for being extremely politically misguided. Mueller not only provided faulty intelligence about Iraq’s WMD arsenal before Congress, but he also worked with two groups with ties to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas in order to have the words “radical Islamic extremism” removed from FBI training manuals.
Mueller’s investigation has all the makings of a sham designed for political ends that will benefit the Democrats. Let’s hope that does not happen.