Gil Mertz | Lingering Questions for Mueller

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At Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference, he had the opportunity to clarify the mass confusion he created from his report. Once again, Mueller punted. Here are a few lingering questions.

One hundred percent of the Russian interference of our last election happened under the Obama administration. During Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, how many members of the Obama administration did he question?

Among the more questionable members of the Mueller investigative team was Jeannie Rhee, who was the personal lawyer who defended Hillary Clinton during her email investigation. Why would Mueller hire Clinton’s personal lawyer to investigate her political opponent, especially at taxpayer expense?

Attorney General William Barr wrote a four-page summary of the Mueller report and was held in contempt by the House Judiciary Committee run by Rep. Jerry Nadler for ignoring a subpoena. Mueller wrote a 448-page report and refuses to provide an accounting of his work to the American people and clarify his findings. Why hasn’t Mueller been subpoenaed or held in contempt?

Mueller said his report does not “exonerate” President Trump. How can the investigator also be the judge and jury to issue a verdict from his findings?

A favorite talking point of Democrats is that President Trump must be held accountable for his crimes because he is not above the law. Specifically, what crimes did he commit that were above the law for which he must now face impeachment?

President Trump recently ordered the declassification of intelligence and emails related to the FBI surveillance of his 2016 presidential campaign to provide more information and transparency. So why would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi then accuse the president of a cover-up?

Lastly, is there anyone still out there who honestly believes all these actions against Trump are not motivated by partisan politics?

Gil Mertz

Thousand Oaks

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