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GOP Files Complaint Against Hillary Aide Mills to D.C. Bar

GOP Files Complaint Against Hillary Aide Mills to D.C. Bar

Mills served as one of Hillary’s lawyers even though the FBI considered Mills a subject in the investigation.

The Republican National Committee has filed a complaint with the D.C. Bar against Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills due to her connections to Hillary’s email scandal:

Ms. Mills – an attorney admitted to the D.C. Bar on October 30, 1991 – has been serving as Secretary Clinton’s attorney in connection to the email investigation. In this capacity, Ms. Mills was present during Secretary Clinton’s interview by F.B.I. agents in July 2016.

The District of Columbia’s Rules of Professional Conduct strictly prohibit a lawyer from accepting employment in connection with a matter the lawyer “participated personally and substantially as a public officer or employee.” This is an “absolute disqualification” that “carries forward a policy of avoiding both actual impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.”

Mills received immunity from the DOJ during the investigation. FBI Director James Comey said he understood Mills’ immunity as a request pertaining to the production of her laptop during the investigation. Without the immunity, “Mills would have fought investigators tooth and nail in an effort to withhold her computer.”

He also told Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) that Mills was in fact a “subject” of the investigation because of her computer. Comey confirmed Mills had classified emails on her computer, but denied she committed a crime because they do not know why she had the emails on her unsecure server.

Despite all of this, the FBI and DOJ allowed Mills to act as Hillary’s attorney and sit in on Hillary’s interview even though she was a witness. Thus, acting as Hillary’s attorney her communications with the presidential candidate are considered privilege. The RNC continued:

The F.B.I.’s grant of immunity to Ms. Mills highlights the apparent conflict of interest in her representation of Secretary Clinton. Director Comey testified that the F.B.I. granted immunity to Ms. Mills because her current role as Secretary Clinton’s attorney could have posed potential legal issues for the F.B.I. in its attempt to subpoena Ms. Mills’s laptop. Even though the records the F.B.I. sought were not from a time period during which Ms. Mills was serving as Secretary Clinton’s personal attorney, Ms. Mills apparently used her current role as Secretary Clinton’s attorney to shield herself from prosecution in the event any classified information was discovered on her laptop. According to Director Comey, classified material was indeed discovered on Ms. Mills’s laptop.

Oh, it gets better. The FBI made “side agreements” with Mills and Heather Samuelson that included destroying their laptops. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) asked for in camera reviews of these “side agreements” after the committee discovered them while reviewing the immunity agreements the DOJ gave to a few people.

Fox News reported:

The side deals were agreed to on June 10, less than a month before FBI Director James Comey announced that the agency would recommend no charges be brought against Clinton or her staff.

Judiciary Committee aides told FoxNews.com that the destruction of the laptops is particularly troubling as it means that the computers could not be used as evidence in future legal proceedings, should new information or circumstances arise.

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Republican National Committee has filed a complaint with the D.C. Bar.

It’s DOA! Crooked Hillary got away clean! Do you think anything is going to happen to Mills? The expansive cover up continues. And the FBI seems to be right in the middle of it!

legacyrepublican | October 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

Rules are for little people. Move along. Nothing to see here.

    OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to legacyrepublican. | October 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Why did you insert Trump into this topic?

      As of the time of my comment, you are the only person who has mentioned Trump in this post.

        OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to stevewhitemd. | October 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        Oh, sorry. Your comment was so apropos Donald Trump, I felt sure that is who you meant. He has flaunt the rules and laws all his life. My bad.

          You are incoherent.

          Are you perhaps desperate to be paid your commenting fee by the Open Society Foundation? A little behind?

          It’s: flouted.

          OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to OnlyRightDissentAllowed. | October 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

          @Sam Thank you for the correction. Yes, DJT has flouted the rules and laws all his life.

          As to the question at hand, it is easy to file a complaint. They may even get her on something. K. Starr was charged with investigating White Water and ultimately, with the help of a vast right-wing conspiracy, found a stain on a dress. Ms. Mills would be wise to take heed.

          So should DJT. The Clintons may not seek retribution for his rash mouth and typing, but he has caught the attention of the Attorney General of the State of NY. Eric Schneiderman is not a man to let a scalp go uncollected.

          OnlyRightDissentAllowed in reply to OnlyRightDissentAllowed. | October 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm

          @stevewhitemd

          Actually, I made a terrible career decision. There is lots more money in making things up or echoing in the service of the right-wing.

          Am I behind? Perhaps. But not as behind as DJT. He is about to lose as badly as Romney against a flawed candidate. It is Hillary’s good fortune to be running against a grifter. Wasn’t it a republican who said: “You can fool some of the people ……….”

A monoculture dominates Inside the Palace of Versailles-Way; FBI corruption proves that. The next to go, if not already gone, is the military leadership.

Thus, there are no final and impartial arbiters–not bar associations, not courts, not national police forces. What these decaying Boomers and their Millennial epigones haven’t yet figured out (I’m related to enough of the foregoing to speak with authority) is that the paradigm is fraying badly–actually governing is going to have less and less to do with “winning” elections, court cases, or control of the administrative state.

The events of 1989 prove it beyond question. No matter how powerful the state, no matter how intense the war it wages against its own people, when states fail to persuade, the citizens simply stop complying and the state will fail. There are many contingencies that could reverse his gloomy prediction but that’s the arc we’re currently riding.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to (((Boogs))). | October 4, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    “I’m related to enough of the foregoing [boomers] to speak with authority.”

    Everybody in the country is related to enough of the boomers. Don’t they also speak with authority? Or is it just you?

    The idea that everyone born between 1946 and 1964 is ignorant of the slow unraveling of representative government is, well, a very dumb claim.

      (((Boogs))) in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 4, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Enough of them, and enough highly placed in government, academe and K-Street, to give me a good perspective.

      And no, not all Boomers are “ignorant” of government’s unraveling–only those too blinded by self-aggrandizement and power. There is another side to Boomers–particularly those who served between ’66 and ’71 in Vietnam. A few, like John Kerry, betrayed their comrades to sip from the silver spoon he was born with. The fate of his largely middle and working class fellow warriors was a matter of indifference to him, although cloaked, as it was, by concern about “the war.”

      And since his 1971 congressional testimony, Kerry has always served as the perfect metaphor for the relationship between this country’s socially detached elites and the people who blindly followed them into Vietnam and Iraq, paid taxes to pad their personal enrichment, only to be betrayed again–a VA that doesn’t work, lies to suck us into another sandbox war, cops to take the hits while protecting elite property and safety, while HRC-GOPe sell out their publics, and in the spirit of Harry Reid, leave “public service” worth millions. Consider this–not ONE of the Boomer banksters who gave us the Meltdown did jail time; now they’re financing HRC. Gee, I wonder what happens next?

      Here’s a newsflash, Hawkins: one of these days, guys like you are going to look in the rearview mirror and notice an absence of people still willing to finance your personal enrichment, protect your property, pay your taxes or die in your wars.

      Most of the crooks for whom you seem little more than an epigone have lost the moral authority to lead. When the folks you sneer at decide that your ilk is no longer worth protecting, I wish you the best of luck.

        Henry Hawkins in reply to (((Boogs))). | October 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

        It is also very dumb to just assume you know what every single boomer thinks and feels. Yes, you insert disclaimers, but you don’t follow them.

        You’ve assigned to me all manner of positions and beliefs. In order for them to have any meaning, you have to explain how you know these things of me.

        Of course, you don’t. All you need to know is that I am a baby boomer and then you “know” what I must think and feel. All in violation of your own caveats.

        You post incoherent drivel in this thread.

          (((Boogs))) in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm

          “Incoherent drivel” is typically the response of the unlettered to any post exceeding 140 characters. Given this medium’s anonymity, I don’t know what or who you are; I have only your texts to judge.

          My comments were aimed at elite Boomers; you may defend these but I doubt that your membership in that cohort.

Humphrey's Executor | October 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

The case will proceed with all the alacrity of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce.

Henry Hawkins | October 4, 2016 at 12:29 pm

2019: Cheryl Mills found guilty of conspiracy and fraud, fined $500 and forbidden to participate in 2016 presidential campaign. “Big win” says GOP.

I’m in Colorado and I can hear the laughter out here!

The agreement to ‘destroy the computers’ sounds a little weird. A suspect computer is typically ‘scanned’ with a tool like WiebeTech’s field forensic unit to create a read-only image of the hard drive contents, after which it does not matter what happens to the laptop. The data is frozen in the image and can be examined at the leisure of the FBI regardless to any tricky tricks the laptop may have been rigged with, including fake partitions and hidden files. This preserves the evidence and allows multiple attempts to reconstruct deleted items.

Hopefully, this disk image has been archived for future inspection by a less-corrupt administration. Hey, we can hope.

    rabidfox in reply to georgfelis. | October 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    The FBI has been ordered to destroy evidence in investigations of potential terrorists so there is no real reason to believe that they haven’t been ordered to destroy this information – assuming that it was collected to start with.

Look, this news is not news. Rather, it is a sad commentary on the state of this once-free country. Everyone and their pet rock knows that the culture of Washington, D.C. is not connected to the rest of America. They live in their nice, little bubble riding in their chauffeured automobiles or flying over the interior of the country in their private jets. They get head of the line privileges (see J.F. “Do you know who I am?” Kerry) when the rest of us have to make do with staycations.

Cheryl Mills getting immunity and her personal computer cleaned as part of her immunity agreement? Mere annoyance, move along, nothing to see here. She didn’t roll over on her boss, indeed, the suspected accomplice served as her boss’ attorney during said boss’ ‘interview’.

Law is no longer for the elite. It is used to keep the rabble down.

This is about as lame as Boehner’s lawsuits against Obama.

The Crying Boehners are a dead party. Tar and father them, then put them out to pasture.

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