Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified today in front of the House Judiciary Committee today. At times the questioning got quite heated and Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy slammed Robert Mueller and his team. Gowdy reminded everyone that the point of having a special counsel is to eliminate conflicts of interest;
“The reason we have special counsel is because of a conflict of interest. We don’t like conflicts of interest because it undermines people’s confidence in both the process and the result. And then, lo and behold, those that are supposed to make sure there are no conflicts of interest seem to have a bit of their own.”
In the past several weeks, members of Mueller’s team, the FBI, and judges involved in the case have come under fire for serious conflicts. The most recent was emphasized yesterday as the Department of Justice (DOJ) released hundreds of text messages between an FBI counterintelligence agent on Mueller’s team Peter Strzok and an FBI lawyer on the same detail, Lisa Page.
The two supposedly unbiased FBI employees freely used words such as “idiot” and “loathsome human” to describe then-candidate Trump. Unsurprisingly, many are concerned that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to conflicts on the team.
Rosenstein denied any problems;
“The special counsel’s investigation is not a witch hunt. The independence and integrity of the investigation are not going to be affected by anything that anyone says. When we have evidence of any inappropriate conduct, we’re going to take action on it. That’s what Mr. Mueller did here. As soon as he learned about this issue, he took action.”
Gowdy also outlined some of the other conflicts that have surfaced including, “a prosecutor who sent a “fawning email” to a fact witness, a top investigator who sent pro-Hillary and anti-Trump text messages, a prosecutor who attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party, and FBI officials with connections to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Trump dossier.”
How can Democrats watch these facts pile up and continue to maintain there are no issues with the special counsel? Not to mention that the counsel began to investigate President Trump and has still found nothing to indicate any wrongdoing by the president even after spending millions of dollars. When will it be enough?
Source: The Daily Caller