By Richard Brinkley / Saddlebrook Republican Club
The SaddleBrooke Republican Club sent a letter to Deputy Attorney general Rod Rosenstein questioning the Mueller Russian collusion investigation.
The first concern focused on Mr. Mueller’s conflict of interest. The law governing the Special Counsel (28 CFR 600.7) specifically prohibits Mr. Mueller from serving if he has a conflict of interest or even an appearance of conflict of interest.
The Code of Federal Regulations defines what establishes a conflict of interest, i.e., “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution” (28 CFR 45.2). Mr. Mueller’s long-time relationship with James Comey fits this definition. Therefore, one has to ask you why Mr. Mueller is still Special Counsel? This is analogous to Bill Clinton investigating Hillary Clinton. It just doesn’t pass the sniff test.
One has to question whether there has been any Russian collusion at all. Ongoing investigations are about a year old with the FBI, CIA and the Director of National Intelligence involved. Not one iota of evidence has turned up of any Russian collusion. A reading of the unclassified intelligence report issued earlier this year or late last year lacked any evidence of Russian collusion, according to the news release.
Mr. Mueller opened a grand jury investigation in Washington, D.C., which Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz claimed, has an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable to the Trump administration. This is a classic case of situational ethics. This paints a very unfavorable picture of Mr. Mueller’s ethics. In addition, Mr. Mueller has hired staff, fully half are politically biased against President Trump. One attorney worked for the Clinton Foundation.
Now, The Nation, a liberal magazine, after months of investigation by forensic computer experts and former NSA officials, concluded that there was no hack of the Democratic National Committee by the Russian government or anybody else.
Here is where the Russia story began. Within twenty-four hours of Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump, in the Clinton Brooklyn headquarters, Clinton’s team coalesced around the idea of Russian hacking. See Shattered, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, on page395. This Russian thing has been nothing but a rabbit hole from the beginning.
About the SBRC: The SaddleBrooke Republican Club is one of the largest Republican Clubs in Arizona. The centerpiece of what we do is our monthly speakers education program. During non-election years, our forums address subjects of special interest to our membership. Examples are Lack of Border Control, Radical Islam, and Medicaid Expansion, as well as updates from public officials.
One of our strongest assets is the American Issues Policy Group, which has been in existence since 2008. This is our own think tank that has published numerous policy position papers that have been communicated to our elected officials at the State and Federal levels.
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