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Former Mueller Team Attorney Texted: “Viva le Resistence”

Former Mueller Team Attorney Texted: “Viva le Resistence”

An FBI Attorney who was part of Mueller’s investigative team until February sent several anti-Trump texts. The texts were released in the IG report published Thursday.

One of the anti-Trump text messages sent to a colleague read, “Viva le Resistance.”

The Daily Caller reports:

The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages were shared with the special counsel.

The inspector general’s report focuses on instant messages that the attorney exchanged with a colleague about the Clinton and Russia probes.

“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election.

“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe.

The attorney’s messages show that he was distressed at the FBI’s decision in October 2016 to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s emails. Democrats have claimed that decision hurt Clinton at the polls.

The text message is actually more concerning in context (DC ctd.)

The FBI lawyer also suggested that he would work to resist the Trump administration.

“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” one FBI lawyer wrote on Nov. 22, 2016.

“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the future Mueller attorney responded.

During interviews with the office of the inspector general, the lawyer claimed that his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton or Russia investigations.

The lawyer did acknowledge that the messages created the perception of anti-Trump bias. He told investigators that he “can understand the, the perception issues that come from” the Nov. 22, 2016 exchange.

This is not the first time text messages from Mueller’s team suggest a deep-rooted anti-Trump bias. Rewind to December when the Strzok/Page text messages were made public. Strzok and Page described Trump as an “idiot” and discussed how Hillary should’ve won.

As I blogged back in December:

To his credit, Mueller reportedly removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he was aware of the text messages.

As we’ve discussed before, it’s not impossible to be objective beyond political ideology, but the degree to which several members of Mueller’s team disliked Trump and clearly held loyalties to Hillary certainly taints the argument that Mueller’s Russian investigation remains focused and apolitical.

Professor Jacobson discussed the issue at great length here.


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Let them have their revolution. Let a hundred flowers bloom! Go ahead. Rile the Mob.

The Burn Your House To The Ground Black Bloc Brigade.

    Elric in reply to Tiki. | June 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    From “The Quiet Man,’ with John Wayne:
    “Red Will” Danaher: So the I.R.A.’s in this too, huh?
    Hugh Forbes: If it were, Red Will Danaher, not a scorched stone ‘o your fine house’d be standin’.
    Michaleen Flynn: A beautiful sentiment!

“Viva la Resistance.”

In that case, “Viva la Second Amendment.”

    JohnSmith100 in reply to moonmoth. | June 14, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Criminals are routinely done in by their communications, surly one would expect FBI to be aware of this. These are some really stupid shits.

    MattMusson in reply to moonmoth. | June 15, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Time to close down this shop. Mueller and team are a legal embarrassment. (At least he got to bone fish in the Seychelles on the taxpayer’s dime.)

So what can happen in a trial when such things surface?

Make no mistake about it: this is war.

Obama and Lois Lerner fired the first shots some time ago.

    Connivin Caniff in reply to | June 15, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Right! President Lincoln started off with the arrogant and ineffective General McClelland, and Trump has the obstinate fool Sessions. But Lincoln did something about it. Trump must have a warrior Attorney General, not a disloyal dupe like Sessions. President Trump, you must replace or personally work around Sessions immediately. DOJ and the FBI are cancers destroying this Presidency and this great country, and they are indeed causes for war. President Trump, engage your forces, fast!

    Unknown3rdParty in reply to | June 16, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Oh, the first shots were fired long before Obama was ever born. Franklin Delano Roosevelt implemented a whole host of Socialist agencies. Woodrow Wilson’s advisor was an avowed Communist. Abraham Lincoln openly violated states’ rights when he sent federal troops into the south to prevent their secession … the REAL cause of the Civil War and NOT slavery. Obama was merely the latest incarnation.

Not a hint of bias. The IG said so.

I understand Jeff Sessions has recused himself from reading the report. He apparently said, “I’m leaving that to the head of the FIB and DoJ.”

They must think the people are very stupid not to be able to see their blatant bias.

Subotai Bahadur | June 15, 2018 at 12:28 am

Neither the FBI nor the DOJ work for the US Government. They, and other supposedly US government agencies, work as wholly owned subsidiaries of the DNC. Sessions is just “there” and does not interfere as they work for their real employers.

This creates conflicts that cannot be papered over any more. They will do what they will do. The American people will do what they will do.

What puzzles me is … with so many of these crooked bottom-feeders conspiring to elect Hillary … why didn’t she win?

These turkeys can’t even fix an election. What the hell kind of Deep State is that?

    Connivin Caniff in reply to tom_swift. | June 15, 2018 at 3:32 am

    May I dare suggest Divine Intervention? It sure seems like it. We are being afforded the Grace of a last chance to rescue our great United States of America. We must make the most of it.

Nope, not a hint of bias anywhere. Check.

(BTW, resistAnce is misspelled in the title.)

And now Jim Jordan (doing his best Jeff Sessions impersonation) wants to legislate a better shield law for members of the propaganda arm of the DNC; better known as the MSM.

First off, we have secret courts with secret warrants spying on untold Americans; let’s get rid of that before we elevate our slimy press into the aristocracy.

Second, the members of the press and even the press itself isn’t limited to those who make their living on TV, radio and newspapers; the 1st amendment covers everybody in the nation.

If there is going to be a shield law, then it covers everybody under all circumstances. Given the forgoing, how desirable is such a shield law?