Earlier this month, I started referring to Independent Counsel Robert Mueller and his staff as a Star Chamber, on the grounds that it is stacked with donors to the Democrat Party in general and Hillary Clinton in particular – which makes its ingoing bias self-evident.
Now the Wall Street Journal has published an editorial calling Mr. Mueller out on the extent of this bias. Here are its first and last two paragraphs:
Democrats and the media are accusing anyone who criticizes special counsel Robert Mueller as Trumpian conspirators trying to undermine his probe. But who needs critics when Mr. Mueller’s team is doing so much to undermine its own credibility?
Wednesday’s revelations—they’re coming almost daily—include the Justice Department’s release of 2016 text messages to and from Peter Strzok, the FBI counterintelligence agent whom Mr. Mueller demoted this summer. The texts, which he exchanged with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, contain expletive-laced tirades against Mr. Trump. Such Trump hatred is no surprise and not by itself disqualifying. More troubling are texts that suggest that some FBI officials may have gone beyond antipathy to anti-Trump plotting.
Public confidence isn’t helped by the continuing Justice and FBI refusal to cooperate with Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises Mr. Mueller, toed the Mueller-FBI line on Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee. He repeated FBI Director Christopher Wray’s preposterous excuse that he can’t answer questions because of an Inspector General probe. And he wouldn’t elaborate on the news that Nellie Ohr, the wife of senior Justice official Bruce Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS, which hired Mr. Steele to gin up his dossier.
The man who should be most disturbed by all this is Mr. Mueller, who wants his evidence and conclusions to be credible with the public. Evidence is building instead that some officials at the FBI—who have worked for him—may have interfered in an American presidential election. Congress needs to insist on its rights as a co-equal branch of government to discover the truth.
What if this were a Republican probe of a Democrat president and, in the face of what has transpired, the Independent Counsel remained silent, as if there wee nothing to answer for. Is there any doubt that mainstream media would be howling from the rooftops, demanding answers?
Anyone who remembers the Ken Starr investigation of Bill Clinton – without the obvious partisanship of his staff – knows the answer full well.
But how much howling do you hear about Mueller?
The Wall Street Journal ends its editorial by suggesting, with full justification, that, by not speaking up and trying to defend this charade of an investigation he is shredding his , and its, credibility.
The same can be said of media which are clearly determined to aid and abet him by looking the other way.