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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