Witch Hunt On Steroids: Mueller Team Meets With Discredited ‘Russian Dossier’ Author
As if the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election wasn’t wide enough, a new report claims former MI-6 officer Christopher Steele, author of the discredited Russian Dossier, met with investigators.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators met this past summer with the former British spy whose dossier on alleged Russian efforts to aid the Trump campaign spawned months of investigations that have hobbled the Trump administration, according to two people familiar with the matter. Information from Christopher Steele, a former MI-6 officer, could help investigators determine whether contacts between people associated with the Trump campaign and suspected Russian operatives broke any laws. CNN has learned that the FBI and the US intelligence community last year took the Steele dossier more seriously than the agencies have publicly acknowledged. James Clapper, then the director of national intelligence, said in a January 2017 statement that the intelligence community had “not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable.”
President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton is one of the loudest voices calling for the end of the Mueller probe. He says the probe is out of control, unsupervised and unconstitutional.
In a July interview with The Daily Signal, Fitton said the Mueller probe is “a political effort to jail the president and his family because people don’t like him.”
Fitton is absolutely correct. The Democrats will not stop until Trump, his family members and people in his administration are put in jail.
Fitton also said, “Sessions should un-recuse himself and get rid of Mueller.”
Fired FBI Director, Comey admitted to leaking memos to the press to prompt a special counsel, so why is this investigation still going? Mueller has to go!
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking to block any presidential pardons of his staff in the continued Russian witch hunt.
The investigators have found no evidence of collusion – because there was no Russian collusion – so they are going after President Trump, his family and his staff on financial crimes.
They are looking for crimes like in some banana republic investigation.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 3, 2017
Bloomberg reported this on Tuesday.
Mueller’s all-star team of prosecutors, with expertise in money laundering and foreign bribery, has an answer to that. He’s Michael Dreeben, a bookish career government lawyer with more than 100 Supreme Court appearances under his belt.
Acting as Mueller’s top legal counsel, Dreeben has been researching past pardons and determining what, if any, limits exist, according to a person familiar with the matter. Dreeben’s broader brief is to make sure the special counsel’s prosecutorial moves are legally airtight. That could include anything from strategizing on novel interpretations of criminal law to making sure the recent search warrant on ex-campaign adviser Paul Manafort’s home would stand up to an appeal.
“He’s seen every criminal case of any consequence in the last 20 years,” said Kathryn Ruemmler of Latham & Watkins LLP, who served as White House counsel under President Barack Obama. “If you wanted to do a no-knock warrant, he’d be a great guy to consult with to determine if you were exposing yourself.”