According to a Wall Street Journal report released, FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s top deputy Andrew Weissmann attended former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election night party in New York City, which, as you can imagine, only leads to concerns that perhaps Team Mueller has an anti-Trump bias.
What’s more is that this isn’t the first instance of Weissmann’s possible anti-Trump bias, as conservative watchdog Judicial Watch exposed him when it published an email exchange between Weissmann and then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ showing Weissmann’s pleasure regarding Yates’s decision not to enforce Trump’s travel ban in January.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” Weissmann wrote Yates in an email obtained by Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
Additionally, election filings reveal that Weissmann has donated several thousand dollars to the Democratic Party over the years, including a donation of $2,350 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2008, as well as $2,000 to the DNC in 2006.
On Saturday, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who served under former President George W. Bush, tweeted a suggestion that perhaps Weissmann should be “disqualified” from the investigation into President Trump’s campaign due to his public support for Clinton.
There are 2 reasons people attend a candidate’s victory party. 1) They’re cheering for the candidate to win. 2) They want a job/promotion if the candidate wins. Both reasons should disqualify Weissmann from investigating Trump. https://t.co/Zffzobbo6j
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 9, 2017
I tell you, this doesn’t appear to bode well for Team Mueller, especially considering the scrutiny over Mueller’s firing of FBI counterintelligence investigator Peter Strzok over anti-Trump text messages he exchanged with an FBI attorney he reportedly had an affair with.
Furthermore, two investigators on Mueller’s team are also said to have done past legal work for people tied to Clinton, which just adds even more fuel to the fire.
Yes, Aaron Zebley, former chief-of-staff under Mueller as director, represented Justin Cooper, the Clinton aide responsible for destroying Hillary Clinton’s email server. And Jeannie Rhee, another lawyer handpicked by Mueller to serve on the investigation, represented the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton herself, and former Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.