Special counselor adds former Preet Bharara prosecutor to Russia probe – Washington Examiner
Special counselor Robert Mueller added a top New York prosecutor to his team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election who also happened to be an official who worked for fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Goldstein of the Southern District of New York has been selected to join the probe, according to multiple reports late Friday.
Preet Bharara gained the reputation as a virtuous attack dog against crime in the New York district due to a few high profile white collar crime convictions by his office. The reality is that Bharara is corrupt and assisted in burying evidence on Anthony Weiner’s confiscated laptop.
The bigger picture is that Meuller is a close friend and ally of Hillary Clinton and has built an enormous team to investigate every inch of the lives of Donald Trump’s staff. By my count, Mueller’s hit squad is now comprised of 16 high priced attorneys. That kind of firepower doesn’t roll off the battlefield without firing some rounds first. Especially when that entire hit squad is comprised of Clinton surrogates.
Trump should fire Mueller on the grounds of conflict of interest. Mueller and disgraced FBI Director, James Comey are close friends. It’s completely inappropriate that Mueller is in the position he’s in based on that reason alone. Oh, and speaking of real collusion with Russians, Mueller was involved in Hillary’s 2009 deal with the Russians to transfer 20% of American Uranium production to the Kremlin: