More on the Mueller team targeting Trump

This post picks up from my last, covering Trump White House news from December 2017, sure to be revived this year.

In my previous post, I detailed the Democratic Party and Clinton connections of several people on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.

Below is a continuation of who the people on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team are.

Mueller team and WilmerHale

It turns out that a number of people on his team have worked for the prominent Boston-Washington DC law firm WilmerHale. Hmm.

On December 5, an eagle-eyed Trump supporter called his readers’ attention to a CNN article from August 10 which provides details from DOJ documents.

Mueller worked at WilmerHale:

According to the documents released by the Justice Department after CNN requested the disclosures, Mueller holds a roughly $3.5 million share in the Washington law firm WilmerHale.

So did Aaron Zebley:

Mueller and Aaron Zebley, Mueller’s former chief of staff at the FBI, both represented Facebook at WilmerHale before leaving for the special counsel’s office …

The disclosures also showed Zebley had a WilmerHale partnership share of $1.437 million

As did Jeannie Rhee:

a senior lawyer on Mueller’s team, represented Google at WilmerHale before joining the special counsel’s team …

Rhee’s partnership share and capital contribution interest totaled $2.063 million

And James Quarles:

a senior lawyer on the team, had a WilmerHale partnership share of $5.889 million.

CNN admits that what Donald Trump said earlier last summer was true:

At the end of June, Trump alleged in a Fox News interview that “the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters, some of them worked for Hillary Clinton.” Two of the now former WilmerHale attorneys did legal work connected to the Clintons. Zebley provided legal service to Justin Cooper, who helped manage Clinton’s private email server. Rhee represented the Clinton Foundation in a racketeering lawsuit and Clinton herself in a lawsuit seeking access to her private emails.

Holy moly!

On December 5, Laura Ingraham of Fox News had more on Jeannie Rhee. Here is a summary:

Jeannie Rhee was hired in June by Mueller. Weeks before joining Mueller’s special counsel, Rhee was working as a personal attorney of former Obama Deputy Natl Sec Advisor Ben Rhodes. She served as Rhodes pt of contact w/ House Intel Committee in its investigation into Russia.

Ingraham said:

Rhee also represented the Clinton Foundation and donated $9,000 to Hillary and other Democrats, Ingraham said.

She said Rhee is just the latest member of the Mueller team to show “brazen partisanship.”

Ingraham said Rhee worked in private practice with Andrew Weissmann – another Mueller deputy who was criticized this week for sending a perceptibly partisan email to a former top DOJ official.

“What Mueller did was hire a pedigree team of obvious partisans,” Ingraham said.

“They should all step aside,” she said, “including Bob Mueller.”

Andrew Weissmann

A Judicial Watch press release that day gave more information about Andrew Weissmann, who worked in Obama’s DOJ:

Judicial Watch today released two productions (335 pages and 44 pages) of Justice Department (DOJ) documents showing strong support by top DOJ officials for former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ refusal to enforce President Trump’s Middle East travel ban executive order. In one email, Andrew Weissmann, one of Robert Mueller’s top prosecutors and formerly the Obama-era Chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Fraud Section, applauds Yates writing: “I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects” …

Read the email here.


In a late October article describing Andrew Weissmann as Robert Mueller’s “Pit Bull,” The New York Times wrote, “He is a top lieutenant to Robert S. Mueller III on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links to the Trump campaign. Significantly, Mr. Weissmann is an expert in converting defendants into collaborators — with either tactical brilliance or overzealousness, depending on one’s perspective.” Weissman oversaw the pre-dawn home raid of former Trump aide Paul Manafort in what one former federal prosecutor described as “textbook Weissmann terrorism.”

Good grief.

Gregg Jarrett of Fox News posted an article saying the Russian dossier investigation is corrupt and must be brought to a close:

Given what we know about the composition of the special counsel team, there may well be others who harbor a blatant political bias and have expressed their animus toward Trump in emails or texts. The computer accounts of the entire staff need to be examined by Congress and the DOJ Inspector General. Failing that, news organizations should file a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Well, Judicial Watch continues to file successful FOIA requests. Tom Fitton is on Fox News nearly every day.

Hui Chen

And there’s more, involving one Hui Chen:

The examination should begin with Andrew Weissmann, who has close ties to Hui Chen, whom he hired at the Justice Department and with whom he worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.  Documents show the DOJ approved a salary for her position of $711,800 for two years of work, which is more than the attorney general earns.

Chen resigned in June of this year, stating that she could no longer work in the administration of a president who had violated the Constitution and engaged in treasonous conduct.  According to The Hill, she “posted tweets or retweeted articles that were considered critical of Trump.”

Jarrett included a tweet showing Chen protesting Trump on her lunch hour.

My word.

Jarrett tells us:

But before her departure, Chen attended a “March for Truth” rally and proudly posted on Twitter a photograph of herself outside the White House wearing an orange “Resist” jacket.  She posted another photo of the Trump International Hotel with the words “Pay Trump Bribery Here” superimposed over the entrance.

Chen’s favored hashtag is “TrumpRussiaCoverUp,” and she has blanketed her Twitter account with virulent denunciations of the president.  Hundreds of them.

Since Chen made little secret of her views while at Justice, it is reasonable to ask whether she expressed them to Weissmann, the person to whom she reported.  If so, how did he respond?  Like Strzok, did Weissmann write anti-Trump messages to his friend and colleague, Hui Chen, or others?

Every member of Mueller’s hand-picked staff must now be examined.  The special counsel has proven he cannot be trusted with his assembled team of partisans.

Agreed, but who will do it? Sleepy Sessions recused himself. His deputy Rod Rosenstein sure as heck won’t do it.

By the way, Obama likely knew all about this.

More to follow soon.

12 comments for “More on the Mueller team targeting Trump

  1. maz
    January 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Many thanks, Churchmouse, your posts are invaluable since, we don’t get any ‘real’ information from the British MSM, they prefer to cater for wimmin and talk about celebs/virtue signalers and the rest of the common woman’s interests, anything except what really matters. Where are the British investigative journalists of yesteryear?

    • January 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      You are most welcome, maz. Thank you for reading.

      There very few great investigative journalists anywhere these days. Tucker Carlson (Fox News), who read history at university, said they’re thick as anything.

  2. January 12, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Astonishing what little ears in walls can hear.

    • January 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Indeed, Amfortas.

  3. January 12, 2018 at 7:32 am

    There are no true investigative reporters and journos, except on the net but those here need to use sources all the same. Make sure these posts are not lost, CM, I presume they’re archived.

    • January 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you, James.

      Yes, posts are archived.

  4. Distant Relative
    January 12, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I admire your ability CM to keep track of all this! It makes my head spin!

    I’m surprised the so-called Russian Dossier saga is still dragging on. Instead of these journos blathering hot-air and taking their 30 pieces of silver from whomever they should read the testimonies of those who colluded to create it, esp the leaked one – Glenn Simpson’s at the Senate Judiciary Aug 2017 and play “Spot the Contradictions!”.

    Dianne Feinstein (Dem) leaked it. Accident? Hmm.

    This from a comment on “USNavyJack” on Twitter (sorry no link)

    “People appear not to be grasping the significance of Dianne Feinstein publishing the Glenn Simpson (FusionGPS) confidential Senate testimony. Fusion GPS lost their injunction case on the subpoena from the Congress to turn over their banking and financial records. They lost because the judge did not believe them when they claimed that the Congress could not keep confidential information confidential.
    That was the entire basis of the judge’s decision.
    Yesterday, Senator Feinstein proved that Congress could not keep confidential information from FusionGPS confidential by releasing their Confidential State testimony onto the internet without permission from Sen. Grassley. Stand by for an appeal.”

    All that said, if QAnon is to be believed, all this serves as a distraction from the Swamp clearing occurring out of the headlights.

    • Distant Relative
      January 12, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      Here’s a commentary by Tracy Beanz on Glenn Simpson’s Senate Judiciary testimony – in two parts

      Part One:
      Part Two:

      • January 14, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        Thank you very much.

        Have been watching Tracy Beanz but have not seen these. Will check them out.

        Have you seen this new hashtag? Well worth checking out:

        • January 14, 2018 at 10:22 pm

          Have now watched Tracy’s YouTube videos — many thanks! Lots of information.

        • Distant Relative
          January 15, 2018 at 11:46 am

          You’re welcome. Thank you for the heads up on that twitter account. Have bookmarked.

          Big week coming according to Q’s latest drops. Poss FFs? Time will tell….

    • January 14, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      This is in reply to your first comment about Fusion GPS.

      It is hard to keep track of all this. The amount and nature of real news is incredible and takes hours to read. I have to read at night in addition to the morning to keep up.

      Thank you for the link — and for reading.

      Yes, this does seem to be a distraction, as QAnon has said.

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