Founder of FreedomWatch, Larry Klayman has again stepped up to the plate filing a complaint in U.S. district court
in an attempt to force the hand of the Department of Justice regarding the probe to determine if the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in the 2016 election.Klayman hopes to force current Attorney General Jeff Session and his DOJ to examine leaks from Mueller and “the obvious conflicts of interest among staff.” He said in a statement regarding the lawsuit –
“Robert Mueller is not a ‘man of integrity’ as the Washington, D.C., Democrat and Republican political establishment like to spin. He is just another pol who is representing his establishment benefactors in both political parties who want to see the presidency of Donald Trump destroyed.
He must be held accountable to the law and should not be able to do as he pleases to further his and his friends, like former FBI Director James Comey’s, political agenda. We are hopeful that the court will order Justice to do its job and conduct an expeditious and impartial investigation and then order Mueller to step down as special counsel. There are others, perhaps who practice outside of the Washington, D.C., swamp, who could step in and do an honest and conflict-free investigation of so-called Russian collusion.”
Klayman asserts that Mueller’s team has willfully and purposefully leaked stories about those involved in the current Russia probe to the media in attempts to discredit the current Trump administration politicizing the investigation. He believes Sessions has failed in his duties as Attorney General in refusing to address the situation. The complaint asserts that Mueller has too close of a relationship with former FBI director James Comey to be objective.
In addition to his close relationship with Comey, there is histories of the lawyers
who Mueller has assembled on his team to assist him in his “investigation” as yet another reason why Mueller must resign. He has also stacked his team with attorneys that have given significant donations to the Democratic National Committee. One of which even did work for the Clinton Foundation. Klayman asserts that it appears the only people qualified to serve on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigative team are lawyers who have either directly worked for and/or contributed to the campaigns of Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton.
The three attorneys were recruited from the Washington, D.C., law firm of WilmerHale to assist Mueller’s probe of Russia’s interference in the presidential election and potential collusion with Trump’s political campaign. Mueller worked at WilmerHale after retiring as director of the FBI. The biggest donor among the lawyers was James Quarles, who donated more than $30,000 to Democratic candidates and causes while in private practice, the records show. A second lawyer, Andrew Weissmann, gave Barack Obama’s campaign for president $2,300 in 2008, also while he was at a private law firm. Lawyer Jeannie Rhee donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton and $7,300 to President Obama. Both of those donations were made while she was in private practice. But in 2004, when she was a Justice Department lawyer, she donated $250 to the Democratic National Committee, according to records compiled by opensecrets.org
. In a story headlined “Swamp Fights Back,” Breitbart News
reported that in 2004 Rhee also did legal work for the Clinton Foundation. Most federal prosecutors do not donate money to politicians while in government service as a matter of course because it shows bias.
et another member of the so-called investigative team is Greg Andres, a former DOJ attorney who was appointed during the Obama administration and served under Attorney General Eric Holder. He is the 16th attorney to be added to the team and was most recently working as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. He also happens to be married to Ronnie Abrams, a U.S. district judge in Manhattan nominated to the bench in 2011
by Democratic President Barack Obama. A search of federal election records shows that Andres has donated at least a total of $3700 to federal Democratic candidates, including $2700 to New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in March 2017.
Mueller has also come under fire for conflict of interest since he was the FBI director during the controversial Uranium One deal where the Obama administration’s approved of the 2010 sale of a Canadian mining company with uranium operations in the United States to Rosatom, a Russian nuclear power company.