When former FBI Director Robert Mueller was named as the special prosecutor in the Russia probe, the mainstream media quickly lionized him as an “honest cop.”
The Los Angeles Times has told a different story. Journalist David Willman has exposed the fact that Mueller’s reputation for excellence actually hides the fact that he is a notorious bumbler.
Indeed, Mueller has fumbled on national security cases that could have been deadly for Americans. Other criminal cases have also been botched by Mueller.
In 1979, Mueller, at the helm of a government investigation, tried to convict several members of the outlaw motorcycle gang, the Hells Angels, of racketeering. Eighteen defendants went on trial, but only five were convicted. All five eventually had their sentences overturned on appeal.
Mueller’s team, which had dropped many of the charges against Hells Angels’ leadership, did not ask for a retrial.
Defense lawyer Richard B. Mazer said that Mueller and the US government “made a mess” of the trial against the Hells Angels.
After being appointed by President George H.W. Bush as assistant US attorney general, Mueller led investigations into New York mafia boss John Gotti, Panamanian dictator and drug runner Manuel Noriega, and the 1988 bombing of Pan-Am Flight 103.
One anonymous prosecutor who worked alongside Mueller during this time described him as an “order-giver,” and someone who “doesn’t invite disagreement.”
According to Willman, Mueller’s “linear approach to evaluating evidence led him to fumble the biggest U.S. terrorism investigation since 9/11.”
The case in question concerns the FBI’s failure to unmask the person responsible for mailing letters containing anthrax to public officials. This act of terrorism killed five, and injured seventeen others.
Michael Mason, the former head of the FBI’s Washington field office, claims that Mueller “was always the leader of the anthrax investigation, period.”
It was Mueller who asked the FBI to focus the investigation on Steven J. Hatfill, a virologist at the Army’s Fort Detrick laboratories. Mueller even confidently told Congress officials in a closed-door meeting that Hatfill was the man responsible for the anthrax letters.
The evidence against Hatfill would ultimately be discarded as unreliable.
By all accounts, Mueller was slow to admit his mistakes regarding Hatfill. Mueller’s gruff persona does not allow him to admit fault or weakness, according to those who have worked with him.
It’s also worth mentioning that Mueller and his FBI provided Congress with terrible intelligence regarding Saddam Hussein’s WMD program. This bad intelligence directly led to the US invasion of Iraq, a war which killed over 4,000 US troops, over a million Iraqi citizens, and led to the creation of international terrorist organization ISIS.
Simply put, Robert Mueller is no shining example of excellence in law enforcement. The media’s attempt to say otherwise only serves their own bias against President Trump, and their belief in the legitimacy of Mueller’s Russia probe.
Is Mueller compromised?
Mueller also has a vested interest in tying President Trump to Russia, for he himself acted as something of a go-between for the two nations when Moscow asked for samples of highly enriched uranium (HEU) around the time of the Uranium One deal.
Mueller is no “hound of justice,” but another lapdog for the Washington establishment.