White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says President Trump won’t get a fair shake from special counsel Robert Mueller because he has massive conflicts of interest.
Conway joins a growing chorus of attorneys who say Mueller’s close friendship with fired FBI director James Comey raises serious ethical questions.
Moreover, she pointed out that Mueller’s team of attorneys is anti-Trump, so how can they possibly be objective when investigating alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign? For the record, Comey testified under oath last week there is NO EVIDENCE of collusion despite 10 months of FBI investigations.
Conway raised her objections on Twitter, where she wrote: “FEC report: Mueller’s team includes big Democrat donors. Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS.”
Kellyanne linked to a CNN report showing that 3 out of 5 attorneys on Mueller’s team made huge political donations exclusively to Democrats. Two of those three maxed out in donations to Hillary Clinton‘s failed 2016 presidential campaign.
Conway’s tweet comes amid escalating concerns that Trump won’t get a fair shake from Mueller, who’s investigating the man who fired his close friend. Attorney Greg Jarrett, a Fox News anchor, expressed similar reservations.
“Robert Mueller has a serious conflict of interest that should disqualify him from serving as special counsel,” Jarrett said. “He has had a long and close relationship with someone who will surely become a pivotal witness: James Comey.”
Jarrett continued: “How can Americans have confidence in the results if they know the special counsel may harbor a conspicuous bias? They cannot. The conflict inevitably discredits whatever conclusion is reached. It renders the entire investigatory exercise suspect, and it only elevates the controversy surrounding it. For this reason, Mueller should not serve as special counsel.”
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