Why does Special Counsel Robert Mueller hate President Donald Trump so much when it was Republican presidents who gave him his start in the federal judiciary?
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan nominated Robert Mueller to be the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
In 1990, President H. W. Bush nominated Mueller to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. He continued in that position under President Bill Clinton who then nominated Mueller to be the US Attorney for the Northern District of California. He continued in that position under President George W. Bush.
In January 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Mueller to be the Acting Deputy Attorney General.
In September 2001, President George W. Bush nominated Mueller to be the Director of the FBI. He remained in that position until September 2013, when he returned to civilian life. He was replaced by James Comey as the new Director of the FBI.
In May 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to be the Special Counsel to investigate the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and any possible connection with the Trump campaign. For the past year, Mueller has professed that he is not after President Donald Trump but all of his actions say otherwise.
Just last week, a federal judge not only accused Mueller and his team of lying and overstepping his power but he also accused Mueller of wanting to take down Trump.
Over the past 6 months or so, Mueller has brought indictments against a number of people, mostly Russians and Russian businesses but he has yet to bring any damaging charges against Trump.
It now seems that Mueller may be the first major casualty of his own ‘witch hunt’ investigation according to a report by The Western Journal:
“The 13 Russians in question were charged with waging ‘information warfare’ in the United States, interfering with the 2016 presidential election, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.”
“Mueller generated headlines with the February indictment, safe in the knowledge the 13 Russians were beyond U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, there would be no trial — only sensational Russian collusion accusations.”
“Mueller may now have to try the case, and Concord’s lawyers have put the special counsel on notice. The Russian company’s lawyers intend to invoke “discovery” to obtain U.S. intelligence about what they knew of Russian activities.”
“‘I guess Mueller thought it was a freebie, for sure,’ former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the court proceeding.”
“‘He thought it could make this association (of Russian collusion) and it would never be challenged in court,’ McCarthy, a National Review contributing editor, said after the proceeding.”
Consequently, McCarthy stated that Mueller’s indictment of the Russians was an ‘unforced error’ and that the trial of the Russians may just be Mueller’s downfall, making him the first major casualty of his own investigation.