Robert Mueller has assembled a high-powered team of lawyers, many if not most with distinct and strong ties to democrats and Hillary Clinton. In my opinion, that doesn’t mean they can’t be fair … but it does mean many Americans will view their findings through the distinct lens of their given political religion. With the latest Mueller leak in the the Russiagate investigation, DC and the country are all a twitter about what the Mueller Grand Jury might mean.
Here is what the Mueller grand jury likely doesn’t mean. Don’t bet on, count on, or even think about an indictment of President Trump. That’s out, and the American people ought to know why. I explain in the video.
Since Mueller is the ultimate DC insider, a swamp creature in the most polite and real sense, we must expect that he will indict someone for something. Impaneling a grand jury should mean a higher profile indictment of something serious, or Mueller comes out like Comey, looking bad to both sides.
If I were prosecuting a political figure in a high stakes legal and political drama, I would want to be sure to indict someone with a team that would prevent a charge of political bias.
I have to think Mueller thinks that way too. That makes me wonder aloud, as I did in a radio interview last week, why use democratically tied lawyers to indict republican members of an administration? I wouldn’t do it. Maybe Mueller doesn’t care. Or, maybe, Mueller has other targets?
Now, I am not as optimistic as Bill Mitchell … a great twitter follow, but his reasoning is sound.
Question to ask yourself: Why is Mueller building such an overtly biased team if not to make their results against Hillary unimpeachable?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 4, 2017
I will eat my hat, or Mr. Mitchell’s if Mueller stepped in and indicted Hillary or Comey, or a host of other unlikely targets. However, indicting Hillary from this special counsel would be an indictment free of political stench, ironically. Don’t get your hopes up.
Impaneling a grand jury gives the Special Counsel subpoena powers and additional leverage. It doesn’t mean an indictment is imminent, likely, or even planned. But leaking that information has witnesses worried, and that is the idea.
Also, since Mueller moved away from Russiagate to other financial crimes, according to his last leak, Mueller now can subpoena, for example, Trump’s taxes. I wonder if those would leak? Count on it.
Many people said I was crazy to suggest that Trump fire Mueller. He should have. It’ too late now.
Mr. Mueller is going to get someone … but until we get real evidence, we don’t know who that is. We do know this, the establishment will require a fall person. The holy grail is the President. But, as I explain, the DOJ doesn’t indict or prosecute Presidents. What it can do, however, is destroy him politically through indicting his inner circle, and see if the country has the political will to both impeach him and remove him.
If something damaging is going to come down, it will be late next summer or early fall, in time to influence the 2018 elections. How ironic.
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is a trial Attorney and author of the new book on higher education, “Of Serfs and Lords: Why College Tuition is Creating a Debtor Class”
Rich is a former Assistant Law School Dean and Law Professor. At Mason Law Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP, drawing on his expertise as a former CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud.
Before returning to private practice, Rich taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation.
He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV. Rich has appeared on hundreds of stations as a legal expert or political commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL.
Rich also writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
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