It is now known, not surprisingly given Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s apparent vendetta against President Donald Trump and his family, that Mueller hired a Clinton Foundation lawyer, Jeannie S. Rhee, along with other Clinton and Obama loyalists, to do a hit job on the president. But what is not generally known is that, as recently as 2016, Rhee represented the Clinton Foundation against my racketeering lawsuit’s allegations that Hillary Clinton sold government favors in return for bribes, including by approving the sale of 20 percent of America’s uranium mine reserves to Russia and concealed the racketeering enterprise with her private email server. Now, not surprisingly given Mueller’s highly politicized and leftist legal team, Jeannie Rhee is investigating Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign as one of Mueller’s top lawyers. Will she and the others conjure Trump illegality? As they say in the South, “Do bears – these ones Russian bears – live in the woods?”
With Mueller’s experience, he knows that the lawyers he is hiring will stray far from the original basis for his grand jury probe and investigation generally. One has to conclude that Mueller intends a hatchet job on Trump in retaliation for James Comey’s firing, as well as for his own Washington, D.C., establishment club disdain for the president.
Two other lawyers on Mueller’s team gave the maximum $2,700 donation to Hillary Clinton in last year’s election. Three of Mueller’s team, – Weissmann, Rhee and Quarles – alone donated more than $50,000 to Democrats, and almost exclusively to Democrats, according to Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports.
Legally, Rhee can only investigate Trump. Having recently represented the Clinton Foundation, which Mueller could have found searching public reports, Rhee is not ethically or legally allowed to look into any of the outrageous and apparently illegal leaks from the Deep State defending Hillary Clinton’s loss, the disclosure of Clinton campaign emails to WikiLeaks and other related matters. Thus, Rhee likely cannot even investigate whether Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee or whether emails were leaked by DNC staffer Seth Rich.
Rule 1:7 of D.C.’s Rules of Professional Conduct require: “A lawyer who has formerly represented a client in a matter shall not thereafter represent another person in the same or a substantially related matter in which that person’s interests are materially adverse to the interests of the former client unless the former client gives informed consent.”
To recap, as the head of Freedom Watch, I sued the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton over their massive, organized, systematic campaign taking bribes in return for selling government favors and actions, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Jeannie S. Rhee, then with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, LLP, litigated against us case. The Clinton Foundation’s Motion to Dismiss was written and signed by Rhee with others. See www.freedomwatchusa.org. My lawsuit, Larry Klayman v. The Clinton Foundation, et al., drew a road map for James Comey and the FBI to prosecute Bill and Hillary Clinton for the largest bribery scheme in U.S. history. Yet, not surprisingly, Comey and the FBI under his watch ignored these clear and obvious crimes, even after Freedom Watch spelled it out for them.
And to make matters worse, notwithstanding his politicized and compromised legal staff, Mueller’s own conflicts of interest require his recusal as special counsel. Allegations against Trump turn exclusively upon the credibility and personal interests of Mueller’s colleague and “buddy cop” James Comey. Not only will the investigation impact Comey, but Mueller must judge his own friend’s credibility as a witness. Department of Justice regulations are extended to the special counsel by 28 C.F.R. § 600.7, including:
28 CFR § 45.2 Disqualification arising from personal or political relationship.
(a) Unless authorized under paragraph (b) of this section, no employee shall participate in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with:
(1) Any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution; or
(2) Any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.
Once a question is raised, the supervisor must assure himself that:
28 CFR § 45.2 (b)(2) The employee’s participation would not create an appearance of a conflict of interest likely to affect the public perception of the integrity of the investigation or prosecution.
This situation is especially dangerous for the “All the President’s Men” and women, including Ivanka Trump, because Attorney General Jeff Session, having panicked over the Democratic and leftist media onslaught over Russia, precipitously recused himself. And, since early May, the FBI has been in the control of an Obama hold-over, Acting Director Andrew McCabe. Not coincidentally, McCabe’s wife ran as a Democrat for the Virginia State Senate against Republican Sen. Dick Black. Jill McCabe received $467,500 from Common Good VA, a political action committee controlled by Clinton ally Gov. Terry McAuliffe – whom I sued and deposed during the 1990s for illegal Clinton money laundering and other criminality. McCabe campaigned for his Democratic wife in Virginia. The FBI – for the time being, before a new FBI director, Christopher Wray, is finally confirmed takes the reins (and he appears to be a toothless establishment yes-man) – continues firmly to be in the hands of the Obama/Clinton/Democrat “Deep State.”
The bottom line is this: Its now clear that the Mueller investigation is not just conflicted, but deeply compromised. And even more importantly, Mueller, according to my client Dennis Montgomery, an NSA/CIA whistleblower, illegally surveilled Trump and others when he was director of the FBI. Mueller and his band of leftist legal hacks have to go.
The president should fire Mueller and not worry about appearances before it is too late and the nation becomes even more deeply embroiled in a maze of Democratic and leftist political machinations that harm the interests of We the People. President Trump was elected to do his job and clean out the swamp in Washington, D.C. He can start by getting rid of Mueller and his politicized staff and directing his timid and kowtowed attorney general to commence a grand jury criminal probe of Mueller as well as his good establishment friend Comey.
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