According to two powerful Republicans in the Freedom Caucus, at least two members of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team may be biased against President Donald Trump.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) are demanding an investigation into the “impartiality” of Mueller prosecutors Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad.
The special counsel was appointed to independently investigate whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election — but if the team is comprised of biased prosecutors, then its credibility goes out the window.
The accusation against the prosecutors working for the Special Counsel dates back to the Steele dossier. Prior to the special counsel ever being appointed, the two prosecutors mentioned had already been made aware of the dossier’s existence by Bruce Ohr.
Ohr reportedly also made these two individuals aware of the fact Christopher Steele, the dossier’s author, was very much opposed to Donald Trump’s presidency.
This should have brought into question the legitimacy of the dossier right out of the gate. However, it had the opposite effect.
Not only did Weissmann and Ahmad take it into consideration, the dossier is believed to have been used as a primary source for securing the FISA warrants against Trump.
In a letter — which you can read here — to new Attorney General William Barr, Jordan and Meadows are demanding answers as to just how these two used that dossier.
“Weissmann’s and Ahmad’s receipt of biased information before their appointment to the Special Counsel’s Office puts into question their impartiality, the very reason for establishing an independent Special Counsel investigation,” the letter read.
This is not the first time allegations of bias have been tossed at Mueller’s team.
As you may recall, two members of his team were tossed off the case when their anti-Trump bias was revealed through their texts.
Those two being former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
Additionally, numerous members of Mueller’s team were called into question based on their political allegiances.
When the team was first announced, at least a half-dozen of the names on his list were found to have donated significantly to Democrat campaigns. It is rather hard to believe with that history, there is not at least a little bit of bias against Trump by Mueller’s prosecutors and investigators.