It is interesting to note that President Donald Trump interviewed Robert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey. This took place on May 16, 2017, the day before Mueller was named Special Prosecutor.
CNN wrote about this at the time, so I went back and read that article again, assuming two things. One is that CNN almost certainly got this wrong, because CNN is almost always wrong about everything. Second, that since Mueller wasn’t even eligible to be appointed Director of the FBI; this interview probably wasn’t about that.
Then I looked back at what Trump tweeted about the appointment of Mueller. Although Trump’s twitter statements are often ridiculed as utter nonsense, in retrospect they usually turn out to be extremely accurate.
“With all the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed.”
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
“As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.”
So, how accurate were these tweets? Six months later:
There is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and any foreign entity.
This does appear to be the greatest witch hunt in American history.
It sure looks like there were illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.
Robert Mueller was appointed by Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein not only approved the firing of James Comey, he recommended it. This was not a short one sentence Memorandum. Rosenstein titled it “Restoring public confidence in the FBI.”
In his testimony before congress Rosenstein said:
“I wrote it. I believe it. I stand behind it.”
Rosenstein then made the following statement:
“Finally, I want to address the media claims that the FBI asked for additional resources for the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. I am not aware of any such request. Moreover, I consulted my staff and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, and none of them recalls such a request.”
Rosenstein was not acting like someone interested in slamming the President of the United States. He was acting like someone who wanted to restore the credibility of the FBI.
This caused me to ask a couple of simple questions. What would have happened if Trump had asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton? We know the answer. Sessions had to promise not to investigate Hillary in order to be confirmed as Attorney General. If a special prosecutor had been appointed to investigate Clinton the liberal left and RINO Republicans would have gone nuclear:
Now fast forward to May 16, 2017 and the Trump interview of Robert Mueller. Trump knew that the discredited Russian Dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign. He knew that the Obama administration had wiretapped members of his campaign staff and had unmasked them. Trump’s tweet is proof of that.
He wants a special prosecutor, but he cannot ask Sessions or anyone else to order a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. But, wait, what if a special prosecutor is appointed by Rod Rosenstein to investigate alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Who could complain about that? To make things perfect, Jeff Session recluses himself and Trump appears to be furious. The liberal left is too busy celebrating to realize that this special prosecutor will not be limited to investigating all things Trump. Trump not only gets a special prosecutor, this greatly reduces the potential for crucial evidence to disappear. While the main stream media will be focusing on the non-existent collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, Mueller will be collecting documents and interviewing witnesses. Some of these witnesses, members of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Obama administration will sing like canaries foolishly thinking Mueller isn’t interested in them, he just wants dirt on Trump. Some of them may have even been interviewed without retaining legal counsel. That is how really stupid people incriminate themselves.
This may not be what is happening, but it makes more sense than to believe that Robert Mueller is either stupid, hopelessly biased or totally corrupt. He would have to be all of those things to waste all this time and money investigating non-existence collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, while ignoring blatantly illegal acts by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Obama administration.
We will soon know, one way or the other.