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 an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey 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. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
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.
Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.