Over the past few weeks, White House Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia has imploded as multiple members of his investigative team have been exposed as top Democrat operatives. Now, South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy has finally had enough.
Fox News reported that congressional investigators said that this week’s seven-hour interrogation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe contained numerous conflicts with the testimony of previous witnesses, prompting the Republican majority staff of the House Intelligence Committee to decide to issue fresh subpoenas next week on Justice Department and FBI personnel. The questioning was led by Gowdy, who has been chomping at the bit to get to the bottom of this investigation.
McCabe reportedly told the panel how hard the FBI had worked to verify the contents of the anti-Trump “dossier” and stood by its credibility. However, a source said that when pressed to identify what in the salacious document the bureau had actually corroborated, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. Aside from that, McCabe could not even say that the bureau had verified the dossier’s allegations about the specific meetings Page supposedly held in Moscow.
The source added that when asked when he learned that the dossier had been funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, McCabe claimed he could not recall – despite the reported existence of documents with McCabe’s own signature on them establishing his knowledge of the dossier’s financing and provenance.
This came after it was revealed that Peter Strzok, one of Mueller’s top investigators, was fired from the probe for exchanging numerous anti-Trump text messages with his mistress Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer who was also involved with the case.
In their texts, Strzok and Page referred to Trump as an “idiot” and as a “loathsome human.”
On top of that, Fox News reported that Mueller investigator Jeannie Rhee previously represented ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation. She is one of three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale, the firm he worked at before becoming special counsel. While working at this firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters during her time at WilmerHale.
In addition, a Wall Street Journal report confirmed that Mueller’s top deputy Andrew Weissmann attended former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election night party in New York City. This has obviously lead to even more concerns that Mueller’s team has a strong anti-Trump bias.
Making matters worse, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch recently published an email exchange between Weissmann and then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates’ showing Weissmann’s pleasure regarding Yates’s decision not to enforce Trump’s travel ban in January.
“I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects,” Weissmann wrote to Yates on January 30.