A congressionally appointed Special Counsel investigator is supposed to be completely unbiased (a true impossibility) in order to be able to run a reliable investigation. However, the Special Counsel appointed by Congress, Robert Mueller, to investigation Russian interference of the election along with any collusion or obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump has a close friendship with fired FBI Director James Comey. That relationship is causing concern among many Trump supporters and Trump’s legal team.
President Trump’s legal team is zeroing-in on the relationship between former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey to argue that their long professional partnership represents a conflict of interest that compromises Mueller’s integrity as special counsel.
The effort to make the case about a conflict of interest around Mueller’s investigative body comes amid reports that Mueller is looking into whether Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice for allegedly asking Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Trump later fired Comey.
The president tweeted Friday that he is under investigation for firing fired Comey — proceedings Trump ripped as a “witch hunt.” …
In addition to the friendship between Mueller and Comey, it should be noted that Mueller was Comey’s predecessor as Director of the FBI and undoubtedly worked closely with Comey in the transition. Many believe that Comey’s testimony before the Senate where he stated that Trump told him that he ‘hoped’ the investigation of Michael Flynn would go away, amounted to obstruction of justice, and since Comey and Mueller have been talking, Trump allies are wondering how Mueller interprets it.