Troubled by reports that a DOJ official who was demoted for secretly meeting with the authors of the Trump/Russia dossier actually has a wife who WORKED for the oppo research firm that funded the dossier, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said it was time for a second special prosecutor to investigate the Justice Department and the FBI.
“The Department of Justice and FBI cannot ignore the multiple problems that have been created by these obvious conflicts of interests. These new revelations require the appointment of a Special Counsel to investigate,” Sekulow said in an interview with Axios.
Sekulow is not the only one who thinks that the troublesome twists and turns of the 2016 election deserve much closer scrutiny than we’ll get from Robert Mueller’s investigation. Mueller is tightly focused on finding any and all dirt on the Trump campaign, and he is unlikely to switch gears to try and figure out how this FBI investigation was kicked off in the first place. He and his team are so compromised, conflicted, and biased that they will not be able to see the evidence of chicanery staring them right in the face. Perhaps more than he wants to take down Trump, Mueller wants to protect the reputation of the FBI. And if that means ignoring fact after fact of the Bureau’s improper conduct, that’s just what he’ll do.
Others, including Republicans from both the House and the Senate have called for the appointment of a second special prosecutor in recent months. House Republicans have said there needs to be an independent investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal, and others have said the entire spectrum of the election needs to be investigated by an independent counsel.
“I will be challenging Rs and Ds on Senate Judiciary Committee to support a Special Counsel to investigate ALL THINGS 2016 – not just Trump and Russia,” tweeted Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday.
Without question, something needs to be done. Right now, we have a special counsel who is up to his eyeballs in partisan conflicts and he’s just being left to do whatever he wants to do. The man in charge of Mueller at the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein, just said last week that he has no problem with Mueller’s investigation and has seen nothing that sounds his alarm bells. This, despite the fact that in all these months, Mueller has yet to establish that Trump is guilty of ANYTHING, much less collusion with a foreign government. And also despite the fact that he is busy rounding up Trump campaign associates for every crime BUT collusion with Russia. It’s outlandish.
This is a Democrat-fueled witch hunt that the taxpayers are funding. If we’re not going to end it immediately, we should at least make sure we have a REAL investigation looking into the REAL questions surrounding Clinton, Obama, the DOJ, and the 2016 election.