Robert S. Mueller
|Robert S. Mueller|
|6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation|
From: September 4, 2001 – September 4, 2013
Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) was FBI director from 2001 until 2013. Mueller is faced with ethical and criminal allegations for his conduct in handling the Office of the Special Counsel. Mueller is a central figure in the Uranium One bribery scandal, Obama FISA abuse scandal and the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
In May 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller special counsel to investigate if collusion existed between the Russian government and the 2016 Trump campaign. Mueller has been accused of excessive drinking on the job and sexual misconduct.
His investigation became a symbol of wasted government spending in a political witchhunt. Dominated by Leftists whom Mueller hired for his staff, they spent time and money on senseless indictments of Russians outside of American jurisdiction, who will never stand trial.
Although by law the position of FBI Director is limited to 10 years, in 2011 when Dir. Mueller's term expired there was widespread mistrust of President Obama's ability to appoint a new director to a 10-year term. A myriad of questionable associations and dealings within the Obama administration went unresolved. The old Independent Counsel law lapsed, which required a panel of 3 judges to appoint an independent counsel. Under existing law Eric Holder would have to appoint a Special Counsel to prosecute himself after he was held in contempt of Congress for obstructing the Fast and Furious investigation.
With a bi-partisan consensus, Mueller was asked to stay on an additional two-years unless or until Obama received a mandate in the 2012 Presidential election. Upon re-election, Obama appointed James Comey to a full ten-year term, who subsequently was fired by President Donald Trump for mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal which brought the Federal Bureau of Investigation into widespread disrepute among Clinton supporters and opponents, the Congress, and the public at large.
Background and career
Mueller served as US Attorney for the Districts of Northern California and Massachusetts and as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Director Mueller has experience in the private practice of law and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. For three years, he also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Director Mueller holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, a master's degree in international relations from New York University, and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
Mueller was appointed director by President George W. Bush because of his role in covering up negative publicity about corruption in the FBI Boston field office, and their relationship with the criminal gang run by mafia kingpin Whitey Bulger. Mueller was known to target journalists and public officials who exposed the corruption. As luck would have it, days after being sworn in as director, the 9/11 attack occurred, and the focus on FBI corruption took a backseat as the public looked to the FBI to protect them from future terrorist attacks and Congress expanded the FBI's domestic surveillance powers.
Whitey Bulger was convicted at the age of 81 of 19 murders during his lifetime career as a Boston crime boss. The actual number of killings Bulger was responsible for is likely much higher. Bulger was an FBI informant against a rival gang, and Robert Mueller was cited as a defense witness on Bulger's witness list. Bulger spent sixteen years on the run as number two on the FBI Most Wanted list, behind Osama bin Laden. While on the run witnesses and evidence against Bulger continued to disappear.
A commission member of the Massachusetts parole and pardons board claimed four members of a rival gang had been framed by the FBI and Bulger for a 1965 gangland killing, and were unjustly convicted. Mueller, as Assistant US Attorney and Acting US Attorney, opposed clemency throughout the 1980s for the four innocent men framed by the FBI. Meanwhile, Bulger's career as a crime boss and FBI informant flourished, with Mueller and the FBI removing his rivals from the streets. Exculpatory witnesses for the innocent men were murdered.
The commissioner who maintained the four were innocent, framed by the FBI, and kept in prison by Mueller, was elected mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. The new mayor and his administration found themselves targets of Mueller and the FBI in public corruption probes.
In 2001 the four men were fully exonerated and compensated $100 million. The four had bern framed to protect another FBI informant whose brother did the actual killing. Two of the innocent men died in prison. The same year Mueller, who covered up FBI and DOJ abuses in Boston for two decades, was appointed FBI director.
In 2000, U.S. Attorney John Durham exposed a group of FBI officials who used murderers as informants. The agents covered up a murder committed by a pair of mobster informants by framing four innocent men. The conspiracy to cover up for the murder involved the agents, their supervisors, and the FBI director himself, according to a ruling by a judge who awarded the framed men and their estates more than $100 million in 2006. The bureau didn't appeal the ruling.
In 2003, Congress released a scorching 3,500-page report titled “The FBI’s Use of Murderers as Informants.” The report concluded that the FBI's conduct in the case amounted to “one of the greatest failures in the history of federal law enforcement.”
Mueller was confirmed as Director of the FBI by the Senate on August 2, 2001. He took the oath of office on September 4, 2001.
On February 8, 2012 Mueller met with representatives from ISNA, MPAC, and other Islamic organizations to discuss purging 'Islamophobic' materials from FBI training manuals. ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) has been identified by DOJ in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial of 2007-2008 as a front for international terrorist organizations. MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) has been criticized for publications defending terrorist organizations. Dr. Sebastian Gorka is among those individuals blacklisted by these organizations and the FBI.
Shortly before finishing his 12-year tenure Mueller told a Congressional committee that 9/11 hijackers were under FISA surveillance, a fact unknown and unreported by the 9/11 investigating Commission and omitted from the 9/11 Commission Report.
On February 11, 2003, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified to Congress that "Iraq has moved to the top of my list. As we previously briefed this Committee, Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program poses a clear threat to our national security, a threat that will certainly increase in the event of future military action against Iraq. Baghdad has the capability and, we presume, the will to use biological, chemical, or radiological weapons against US domestic targets in the event of a US invasion.... Secretary Powell presented evidence last week that Baghdad has failed to disarm its weapons of mass destruction, willfully attempting to evade and deceive the international community. Our particular concern is that Saddam may supply al-Qaeda with biological, chemical, or radiological material before or during a war with the US to avenge the fall of his regime."
CorruptionOne former insider described how Robert Mueller, and then continued by James Comey, transformed the FBI into the corrupt leftist organization it has become:
"Not ALL FBI Agents are moral pariahs. 60% are good American patriots who joined the Agency in good faith expecting to serve their Country and put bad people behind bars.
The other 40% are Peter Strozk and Lisa Page. ALL of FBI HQ is populated by the Strozk/Page types. Recruitment of this type of Agent started under Mueller and continued under Comey. Mueller drove out all of the old school “Brick Agents” shortly after he became Director.
Mueller implemented an “up or out” policy where all SSAs [Supervisory Special Agents] were required to move to DC and do Headquarters time or lose their GS 14 pay grade. This policy change by Mueller purposely targeted the most senior Agents in the FBI who had finally earned the right to move their family to a medium sized office in fly over country, had teenage kids and were living a comfortable life.
Mueller knew these Agents would not uproot their families and move to DC. Hundreds of these senior Agents immediately retired. Literally thousands of years of investigative experience left the FBI overnight.
This is exactly what Mueller wanted. These were the men and women who would have called Mueller out when he started transforming the FBI from a criminal investigative organization into a domestic intelligence organization (it is illegal to collect intelligence on American citizens).
Mueller immediately began filling the ranks with Strozk/Page types. The FBI does extensive psychological screening of applicants. Stroke and Page are self interested, well-educated cowards whose only motivation is their own promotion and paycheck. In other words they are people who will be blindly loyal to the Agency and will obey any order no matter how un-Constitutional or unlawful. This is the psychological profile that Mueller and Comey actively recruited and hired.
On the flip-side, combat veterans, patriots, have been denied employment by the FBI at all costs (they all mysteriously fail the polygraph and background check).
The morale of the good Agents is at rock bottom. Everyone is retiring as soon as they are eligible. Younger Agents are leaving as soon as they can find another line of work. They are ashamed of the badge.It is time to abolish the FBI. Make the 56 FBI field offices the Investigative Branch of DHS. Fire everyone in the FBI and make them re-apply for their job under new standards. President Trump can remodel FBIHQ into a hotel. Or better yet, burn it to the ground and salt the earth. Hang everyone on the 7th floor for treason.”
In September 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arranged with the Russian government of Vladimir Putin for Robert Mueller to fly to Moscow and personally return 10 grams of highly enriched uranium (HEU) that the Department of Energy seized in a nuclear smuggling sting operation, which had been stolen from a Russian facility. Russian investigaters needed the HEU returned so as to identify which facility it was stolen from.
- Main article: Uranium One bribery scandal
In 2009, the FBI began an investigation into corruption and extortion by senior managers of Tenex, a subsidiary of Rosatom, a Russian nuclear entity. Robert Mueller was Director when the FBI the investigation into the Rosatom subsidiary was undertaken.
The investigation was an intelligence probe into Russian nuclear officials. Mueller's investigation obtained an eyewitness, William Campbell, known as Confidential Source-1 (CS-1) in documents, recordings, and emails. The evidence indicates Russian nuclear officials sent millions of dollars destined for the Clinton Foundation during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure on the Committee on Foreign Investment of the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is the government body that provided the approval of the sale of Uranium One to Rosatom.
During the investigation, federal agents attempted to turn Vadim Mikerin on his bosses by showing him the evidence the FBI collected of relationships between “shell companies and other Russian energy officials, including President Vladimir Putin.” Mikerin refused and was arrested on charges of conspiracy to extort kickbacks for contracts to transport uranium from dismantled Russian warheads to power plants within the United States. The investigation found kickbacks paid in cash and foreign wire transfers. From April 2009 to April 2011, the wire transfers went to Wiser Trading, registered in the Seychelles. From July 2011 to July 2013 - to the British Leila Global Limited account in a Latvian bank. And from August 2013 to May 2014 - to Ollins Development in the British Virgin Islands.
Director of British Leila Global Denny Banger, a Latvian citizen, appeared as a nominal director in a hundred organizations. Latvian journalists participating in the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), found Banger. He was listed as the head of several firms related to the "Magnitsky case".
TASS reported "the US authorities tried to exert pressure on Mikerin and persuade him to secretly cooperate against Russia." Mikerin's arrest was scheduled for early summer, but later in August the decision was overturned by prosecutors Rod Rosenstein and Adam Aik. On October 17, 2017 The Hill reported that
the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.On October 18, 2017 calls for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's resignation in the Trump-Russia collusion hoax mounted over evidence tampering in the Uranium One bribery scandal and the Clinton Foundation. The New York Post reported on Obama FBI and DOJ cover up of Russian crimes. Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch blocked an Campbell, the FBI informant, from testifying to Congress about his information that the Russian's wanted access to Bill and Hillary Clinton to influence the decision on the purchase of Uranium One. The next day Newsweek reported
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.
Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions...Attorney General Eric Holder was among the Obama administration officials joining Hillary Clinton on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States at the time the Uranium One deal was approved. Multiple current and former government officials told The Hill they did not know whether the FBI or DOJ ever alerted committee members to the criminal activity they uncovered.
Before the [Uranium One] deal was brokered in 2009, the FBI under Robert Mueller—who is now special counsel in the Russia investigation into potential collusion with the Trump campaign—had begun an investigation into corruption and extortion by senior managers of a company owned by the Russian government’s nuclear company, Rosatom. According to court filings revealed by The Hill Tuesday, in 2009 the FBI found enough evidence to suggest Vadim Mikerin, who headed the Rosatom subsidiary Tenex, was corrupt and high-level officials at Rosatom knew about his bribery scheme. In 2014, he pled guilty in a U.S. court case to orchestrating more than $2 million in bribe payments through shadowy accounts in Cyprus, Latvia, and Switzerland.
The House Oversight Committee began an investigation into Obama administration criminal activity involving Mueller, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, et al in relation to the bribery scam and national security breach that occurred when they approved the purchase of US uranium reserves by Russian oligarchs who were under criminal investigation by the FBI for extortion and money laundering.
Robert Mueller used his position as FBI Director to shield and cover up a $25 Billion U.S.-based criminal terrorist network operated by Fetullah Gulen, a radical Turkish jihadist. Mueller quashed whistleblowers exposing the illicit operation.
During his tenure Mueller protected Gulen's criminal network, quashed and covered up reports and cases involving Gulen's terrorist-criminal-espionage operations through retaliations, invocation of the State Secrets Privilege, and hindering Congressional oversight and investigations through retroactive classification.
Due to his direct involvement and his role in covering up and protecting Gulen Networks’ criminal operations by shutting down pertinent FBI investigative operations and by transferring certain terrorism related Gulen files to the counterintelligence division, Mueller has a major conflict of interest as Special Counsel targeting Gen. Michael Flynn’s case as it pertains to exposing the Gulen network and his relationship with Turkish entities sharing the same interest in exposing and extraditing Fethullah Gulen. That’s the same jihadist Flynn was investigating during his work with the Turkish government.
Mueller was directly involved in quashing and covering up Gulen and Gulen Network related cases within the FBI’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and White-Collar Crime divisions. The dossiers and mountains of criminal and espionage evidences on Gulen’s network resided in multiple FBI field offices, with the FBI’s Washington D.C., Chicago, and New Jersey Field Offices being the three most important investigative centers on the case.
- Main article: Mueller office
In the wake of James Comey's firing, Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as a special counsel to take over the FBI's counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign and administration. The investigation now also became a criminal probe, alleging Trump fired Comey to obstruct justice.
Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was already under internal investigation for conflicts of interest in both the Clinton email scandal and the FBI's Russia investigation, became Acting FBI Director. McCabe latter was fired and faced criminal prosecution. Ironically, Trump interviewed Mueller as Comey's replacement the day before Rosenstein appointed him Special Counsel.
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. Mueller wanted a foreigner to fund the operation in order to circumvent U.S. sanctions law that barred spending money in Iran. They arrangement may have also violated the Antideficiency Act, which prohibits the government from accepting voluntary services.
One agent who helped court Deripaska was Andrew McCabe.
Deripaska ultimately spent $25 million assembling a private search and rescue team that worked with contacts in Iran connected with his aluminum business.Deripaska is one of the first Russians the FBI asked for help when it began investigating the Steele dossier. The agents posited a theory that Trump's campaign was secretly colluding with Russia to hijack the U.S. election.
"Deripaska laughed but realized, despite the joviality, that they were serious," said his agent Adam Waldman. "So he told them in his informed opinion the idea they were proposing was false. 'You are trying to create something out of nothing,' he told them."Deripaska once hired Paul Manafort as a political adviser. In an affidavit attached to the July 2017 warrant application, an FBI agent said he reviewed tax returns for a company controlled by Manafort and his wife that showed a $10 million loan from Deripaska. Mueller's indictment of Manafort makes no mention of Deripaska. Prof. Alan Dershowitz said he believes Mueller has a conflict of interest because Mueller's FBI previously accepted financial help from a Russian that is, at the very least, a witness in the current probe;
"The real question becomes whether it was proper to leave [Deripaska] out of the Manafort indictment, and whether that omission was to avoid the kind of transparency that is really required by the law.'
- See also: Mueller show trials
At various points in the Mueller probe when Congressional hearings and public opinion have questioned the need for the investigation as Obama administration wrongdoing was uncovered, Mueller has issued "joke indictments" against Russian citizens and entities who will never stand trial in the United States.
Charges against Michael Flynn are based on alleged false statements made by Flynn to the FBI; the FBI agent who interviewed Flynn however reported that Flynn did not lie. Andrew McCabe is currently under criminal investigation for possibly altering or destroying the interview report, among other things.
Charges against George Papadopoulos remain mysterious, as it is unclear whether or not Papadopoulos himself was an FBI informant, or a simple naive pup fresh out of school who volunteered for the Trump campaign days before he was compromised in a sting operation arranged by John Brennan.
Of all the indictments, 25 are Russian "ham sandwiches," one being a company that did not even exist during the 2016 election. Three Americans have plead guilty to process charges of lying to the FBI: one regarding allegations that occurred in 2005 and 2007; one is a possible FBI informant that the Justice Department has stonewalled, as congressional oversight probes the original legal basis of the investigation; and one likely will be overturned or pardoned due to FBI misconduct. Of the three that mainstream media fake news allege to have "flipped," none have provided information on alleged Russian collusion because they have no information to report. A fourth awaits trial on charges prosecuted by Mueller that are totally unrelated to Mueller's mandate.
No Americans have been accused or indicted for coordination, cooperation, collusion, or conspiracy with any Russian entity, government or private, to interfere in American elections. The indictments have solely been used to create Democratic talking points, and to hide the illegal actions of people employed in the Obama Justice Department, or who are still emloyed by the U.S. government.
In February 2019, John Milkovich, a Conservative Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from Shreveport, released Robert Mueller: Errand Boy for a New World Order, a critical account of special counsel Mueller, whose investigation of President Trump for "Russian collusion" in the 2016 presidential election soon enters its third year. According to the website promoting Milkovich's book, the work "is really based on the ground breaking research of federal agents, whistleblowers, many people who were in government service — or still are; police officers, veterans, families of 9/11 victims, and some international writers as well."
According to USA Today, "Obama blew it big time" in regards to Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's final report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into an attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this and did nothing. National Security Advisor Susan Rice told her staff to "stand down" and "knock it off" against the Russians. Obama was singularly focused on the nuclear deal with Iran. Obama wanted Vladimir Putin in the deal, and to stand up to him on election interference would have, in Obama's estimation, upset that negotiation.
Of the eight cases or incidents of alleged Trump Campaign interaction with the Russians investigated by the Mueller team, the proposals to interact with the Russian Government or with Putin originated with FBI informants, MI-6 assets or people paid by Fusion GPS, and not Trump or his people.
The Mueller report concluded that the Russian company Concord Management was guilty of the crimes Mueller accused them of. The company however is still in pre-trial proceedings in US Federal Court that forbids under criminal penalty any assertion of this kind be made pending a jury determining their guilt or innocence. Lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting asked U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich of the District of Columbia, a Trump appointee, to order the government to show cause as to why Robert Mueller should not be held in criminal contempt for violating local criminal rule 57.7 by releasing Mueller's report, interfering with their right to a fair trial.Mueller refused to testify under oath before Congressional committees about his final report for fear of undergoing tough questioning about the conduct of the investigation, mistreatment of victims of illegal surveillance, and political bias among staff. Democrats refused to subpoena him. In late May 2019 Mueller held a press conference, taking partisan swipes at President Trump. Nines days before Mueller's appointment as Special Counsel, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein wrote a memorandum reprimanding Mueller's successor at the FBI, James Comey, leading to Comey's firing:
we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal prosecutors and agents are taught not to do.Mueller resigned from the Justice Department the same day before he could be fired as Comey was for the same behavior and misuse of power. Judicial Watch president Tim Fitton called for an investigation into Mueller.
- List of names in the Obamagate scandal
- Andrew Weissmann
- Robert Hanssen
- Deep state coup
- Mueller office
- Brady material
- "Robert Mueller appointed special counsel", CBS News, May 17, 2017
- Rosenstein's actions likewise came under investigation in the attempted coup plot against the president.
- The AP identified 11 killers believed to have committed 52 murders while under the Bureau’s protection from the 1960s to the mid-1990s. https://www.aim.org/aim-report/aim-report-did-mueller-know-hoovers-dark-secret/
- Government’s Response to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Pre-Indictment Delay, United States v. Vadim Mikerin, Criminal No. TDC-14-0529 (D. MD) at 1. http://fcpa.stanford.edu/enforcement-action.html?id=583
- Joel Schectman, U.S. sentences Russian nuclear official to four years for bribe scheme, Reuters (Dec. 15, 2015). The “Megatons to Megawatts” program converted uranium from thousands of Russian nuclear warheads for civilian use in U.S.nuclear power plants.
- Banger played on a basketball team for a Latvian company and told reporters someone used his personal information without his knowledge. The front companies identified in the Mikeran indictment are firms that receive money for third parties and transfer them for a fee, according to a partner of Paragon Advisory Group, Alexander Zakharov. They serve the interests of a different set of people.
- Multiple references:
- Ex-Mueller aides' texts revealed: Read them here. Fox News. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Singman, Brooke (December 7, 2017). Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions. Fox News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probe. Fox News. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Chamberlain, Samuel (December 12, 2018). 'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot'. Fox News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- Wong, Kristina (December 13, 2017). Deepstate: FBI Agents Texted About Protecting Country Against Trump. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- A Skeptical Grassley Really Wants to See the Flynn 302, Byron York, Washington Examiner June 11, 2018
- Two additional persons who never worked on the Trump campaign plead guilty to process charges to frame up a third person who was an employee of a campaign employee.
- Jeff Beimfohr (February 13, 2019). Louisiana state senator authors book on Mueller investigation. KTBS-TV.