FORMER FBI DIRECTOR ROBERT MUELLER IS SUPPOSED TO BE IMPARTIAL IN HIS RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION INTO MEDDLING IN OUR ELECTIONS. HOWEVER, IT IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE THE DECK IS BEING STACKED TO IMPLICATE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A SCANDAL. HIS LATEST HIRE IS YET ANOTHER WASHINGTON INSIDER WHO DONATED TO HILLARY CLINTON’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN.
In a report by Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller, Mueller’s latest hire for the investigation team is a former law clerk for the most liberal of Supreme Court judges, as well as a donor to both Hillary and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. It sounds like a type of person who would support the Trump “resistance.”
This isn’t the first controversial individual to join Mueller’s Russian investigation. A number of Clinton donors and Democratic supporters have previously been hired.
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- The former FBI director recently recruited Elizabeth Prelogar, a lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor General, to work on the Russia probe, The National Law Journal reports.
A former law clerk for liberal Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, Prelogar has donated in the past to Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, Federal Election Commission records show.
On Sept. 26, she gave $250 to the Clinton campaign. And on Oct. 3, 2012, she gave the same amount to the Obama campaign and another $250 to the Obama Victory Fund.
Prelogar, who has argued five cases before the Supreme Court, joins a stable of at least 13 other former prosecutors and investigators on Mueller’s staff. Several of the recruits have almost exclusively supported Democratic political candidates.
Mueller is reportedly conducting a wide-ranging probe of Trumpworld. He is looking into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives as well as any shady business dealings involving Trump associates. According to some reports, Mueller is also investigating whether Trump committed obstruction of justice in his interactions with former FBI Director James Comey.
As CNN reported last week, at least three of Mueller’s recruits have given more than $53,000 to Democrats since 1988.
A week ago, we reported on some of Robert Mueller’s other hires for the investigation team. They include several Democratic donors and even an attorney for the Clinton Foundation.
- 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.
Campaign-finance reports show that Rhee gave Clinton the maximum contributions of $2,700 in 2015 and again last year to support her presidential campaign. She also donated $2,300 to Obama in 2008 and $2,500 in 2011. While still at the Justice Department, she gave $250 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corp.
Rhee also has contributed to a trio of Democratic senators: Mark Udall of New Mexico, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.
James Quarles, who worked on the Watergate investigation as a young prosecutor, has an even longer history of supporting Democratic politicians. He gave $1,300 to Obama in 2007 and $2,300 in 2008. He also gave $2,700 to Clinton last year.