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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #51)

Sat Mar 23, 2019, 01:16 AM

60. "I have never heard anybody but Trump accuse him of political bias" -- Let's not go *that* far

I recall more than a little suspicion going his way when he was Dubya's FBI Director testifying on Saddam's "links" to terrorism during the manufacturing of the Iraq War. Obama allowing him to stay on also wasn't a particularly conclusive testament to his impartiality since Obama spent much of his first term fitting himself for a stovepipe hat and living in an above-the-fray-Team-Of-Rivals fantasy. It took Obama some time to face the fact that political loyalties really did matter outside of campaign season.

For two years I've marveled at the sudden, uncritical, lemming-like embrace of Mueller by The Resistance™. The guy's a careerist political appointee who became FBI Director because Dubya's White House assured their allies he was a staunch "conservative Republican" and who now likely will return to a cozy private sector life in Republican-connected legal circles. The idea that he, or frankly any senior political appointee, prosecutor or not, is somehow above politics is an antiquated notion. I mean, come on. Chris Christie was a US Attorney too.

With all that said, I don't think there's any reason to believe Mueller didn't do his job professionally. But I have a strong suspicion we will eventually find out he was more than eager to hand off as much as he could to the DOJ and Congress in lieu of taking on a Republican administration himself. Whether he would have been more willing to get creative with a *Democratic* administration will probably be a subject of debate for decades.

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