Government Corruption

Mueller stocks his staff with democratic donors

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sparked the liberal mainstream media with a tweet challenging the fairness of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Gingrich pointed to the early hires special counsel Robert Mueller has made tweeting:

“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec [sic] reports. Time to rethink.”

Guess what… Newt’s not wrong about the donations. Not in the slightest.

Four top lawyers hired by Mueller have contributed tens of thousands of dollars over the years to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They have given overwhelmingly to Democrats, totaling more than $53,000 since 1988. Here are the four new hires:

Jeannie Rhee

Rhee worked as a lawyer for the Clinton Foundation and helped persuade a federal judge to block a conservative activist’s attempts to force Bill and Hillary Clinton to answer questions under oath about operations of the family-run charity.

According to campaign-finance reports, Rhee gave Clinton the maximum contributions of $2,700 in 2015 and again last year to support her presidential campaign, and donated $2,300 to Obama in 2008 and $2,500 in 2011. While Rhee was still at the Justice Department, she gave $250 to the Democratic National Committee Services Corp.

Rhee also has contributed to a trio of Democratic senators: Mark Udall of New Mexico, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.

James Quarles

Quarles worked on the Watergate investigation as a young prosecutor, and has an even lengthier history of supporting Democratic politicians. He gave $1,300 to Obama in 2007 and $2,300 in 2008. Quarles also gave $2,700 to Clinton last year.

Quarles has supported a number of other Democratic candidates, including Van Hollen, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), former Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), former Vice President Al Gore, 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry, former Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), and Colorado congressional candidate Gail Schwartz.

Quarles gave money to former Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) and 3 current Democratic senators — Ron Wyden of Oregon, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, and Robert Menendez of New Jersey. Quarles also chipped in $300 to the DNC Services Corp. in 2012.

Quarles shockingly has donated to a couple of GOP politicians — $250 to then-Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) in 2006 and $2,500 to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in 2015.

Andrew Weissmann

Weissman is a former Justice Department lawyer who worked at Jenner & Block until 2011, contributed $2,300 to Obama in 2008 and $2,000 to the DNC Services Corp. in 2006. He also served as chief of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud section and worked on the Enron fraud case.

Michael Dreeben

Dreebenwas deputy solicitor general and has appeared many times before the Supreme Court. He has donated $1,000 to Clinton 2006 and $250 to Obama in both 2007 and 2008.

Mueller has received bipartisan praise since taking over the investigation on May 17, but Trump’s legal team is looking for new ways to go on the offensive, since every other day he continues to be attacked by liberals and the mainstream media. In a TV appearance, one of Trump’s lawyers wouldn’t rule out the possibility of firing Mueller.

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