Robert Mueller has major problem on his hands, and it’s not Donald Trump. The special counsel recently fired Peter Strzok, who we now know worked on the Clinton email investigation. But as it turns out, Strzok isn’t the only Mueller member tied to the failed presidential candidate.
At least three more members of Mueller’s team are under scrutiny after their connections to Clinton came to light last week. Aaron Zebley, considered the special counsel’s “right-hand man,” was a key player in Hillary’s email controversy.
As a lawyer, Zebley represented Bill Clinton’s aide, Justin Cooper. Cooper installed the private server in Clinton’s house. Worse still, he admitted to destroying evidence in the case. Copper smashed the former secretary of state’s old mobile devices with a hammer.
In addition to Zebley and Strzok, team member Jennie Rhee has been found to have deep ties to Clinton. As an attorney, Rhee has represented for Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes, the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary herself. She defended Clinton in a lawsuit seeking access to the private email server.
These revelations have Republicans questioning the authenticity of the probe, and rightfully so. After all, how in the world can any reasonable person believe this team can investigate Trump fairly? The answer is that they can’t. Florida Representative Matt Gaetz agrees.
“You’ve got Donald Trump being persecuted by Hillary Clinton’s fan club—that’s inequitable.” Gaetz told Fox News on Friday. A member of House Judiciary Committee, Gaetz believes Mueller could’ve found better investigators.
“We have a lot of highly qualified federal prosecutors in the Justice Department and we could have found a bunch of them who didn’t donate to either candidate.” Gaetz added. “But that didn’t occur, and that’s troubling.”
South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy isn’t happy with the probe either. Gowdy recently appeared on Fox News’ Special Report where he condemned both the FBI and Justice Department for their handling of the mess.
Currently, at least seven individuals working for Mueller have donated to Democrats and the DNC. Andrew Weissman, who attended Clinton’s election night party, contributed $2300 to Obama and $2000 to the DNC. Rhee also made donations to both Obama and Hillary totaling $11,200 between 2008 and 2016.