When Robert Mueller was brought on as the special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, I was hopeful. I should have known better; this is Washington, after all, where decency goes to die and the system is as rigged as a Times Square card game.
You can’t blame me, however. All the signs were on the wall that maybe, just for once, this would be different. Mueller, the FBI director under the Bush administration, was a man known for a certain level of integrity. Surely he’d make sure that the investigation would be a nonpartisan affair that would get to the bottom of what level of Russian interference existed in the 2016 election.
It’s relatively rare that my idealism is disabused by the people at CNN. However, the fine liberals at the Blitzer channel actually managed to prove that Mueller is assembling a team of lawyers openly biased against the Trump administration:
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“Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records,” CNN reported Tuesday.
“More than half of the more than $56,000 came from just one lawyer and more than half of it was donated before the 2016 election, but two of the lawyers gave the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton last year.”
And keep in mind, that’s out of five lawyers Mueller has hired. Only one of the lawyers has donated the Republicans — and that’s the same one who donated over half of the $56,000 to Democrats. His contributions to Republicans — $2,500 to Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz in 2015 and $250 to former Virginia Sen. George Allen in 2005 — were nothing more than two token donations that pale in comparison to what he gave to the Democrats.
If you were looking to assemble a team of lawyers that had the goal of taking down President Donald Trump, you probably couldn’t do much better than Mueller has. Needless to say, some Republicans are crying foul… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]