Robert Mueller May Have A Conflict That Leads Directly To Russia
According to News Max, Special counsel Robert Mueller may have a potential conflict of interest in the Russia investigation he is leading at the Department of Justice, it’s alleged in a new opinion piece.
John Solomon of The Hill wrote Monday evening that a Russian being investigated as part of the probe has ties to Mueller back when the latter served as director of the FBI.
As Written By John Solomon On The Hill:
In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
Yes, that’s the same Deripaska who has surfaced in Mueller’s current investigation and who was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration.
The Levinson mission is confirmed by more than a dozen participants inside and outside the FBI, including Deripaska, his lawyer, the Levinson family and a retired agent who supervised the case. Mueller was kept apprised of the operation, officials told me.
Some aspects of Deripaska’s help were chronicled in a 2016 book by reporter Barry Meier, but sources provide extensive new information about his role.
They said FBI agents courted Deripaska in 2009 in a series of secret hotel meetings in Paris; Vienna; Budapest, Hungary, and Washington. Agents persuaded the aluminum industry magnate to underwrite the mission. The Russian billionaire insisted the operation neither involve nor harm his homeland.
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There is so much more to this story but given Mueller’s ties to Russia should he not step down over his conflicts of interest or is there nothing to be concerned about? Let us know what you think in the comments below.