By Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry, February 9, 2018
This excellent piece largely speaks for itself, but Ray added the following background and comment under the Rowley/Parry consortiumnews.com piece:
February 9, 2018 at 11:57 am
Well done, Coleen and Nat,
Against the background of the excellent article Coleen wrote last June on Mueller:
and one I wrote earlier, having had a chance to question Mueller personally before a large audience at Georgetown University:
… well, in the Bronx, we would call Mueller a crook; in Manhattan, a white-collar criminal.
Given the state of the law and the Russia-gate cheerleading media — both mainstream AND progressive — Mueller’s demonstrable malfeasance of the past has not yet put a dent in the “universally respected” honorific the New York Times has bestowed on him. Not yet.
What may do him in, rather, is the same tragic flaw that did in the main characters of the Greek tragedies of two and a half millennia ago. The Greeks called it hubris.
That Mueller picked Dumb-Strzok and his mistress, senior FBI attorney Lisa Page — not to mention so many other widely known supporters/defenders of Mrs. Clinton — to run his investigation is a perfect example of the overweening, unbridled arrogance that led to the downfall of many a Greek hero.
Appearance of bias be damned.
And did no one notice how Mueller’ best friend forever Comey immediately admitted that the reason he had one of his sidekicks leak sensitive information to the NY Times was that he wanted a special counsel picked toot sweet. And who would that, toot sweet, turn out to be? … his old joined-at-the-hip partner in crime, Bob Mueller (thank you, Jesus!)
The supreme irony is that the “universally respected” Robert Mueller is now hoisted by his own petard of hubris. The newness about Nunes — and rowdy Gowdy — is their willingness to take on Mueller’s closest friends, despite media charges, driven largely by Democrats still suffering from the HWHW (Hillary Woud Have Won) virus, that rabid Republicans are trying to sabotage his investigation.
Actually, Mueller has done a pretty good job of that himself, thank you very much.
I’m not a politician; cannot gauge whether it a good or bad idea that Mueller, Rosenstein, et al. be fired for cause (with respect to Rosenstein, signing deceptive FISA applications is a felony). I would guess it would be best politically to leave Mueller there to stew in his own juice.
In my view, if Mueller had an ounce of integrity, he would resign — if only because of the incredibly partisan way in which he staffed his investigation. Is he perhaps waiting for his old FBI buddies to dig up some dirt on Nunes and Gowdy? I would not put that past him, given his checkered career (see, again, Coleen’s excellent article of last June).
Be prepared for things to get still uglier.
Once again, hats of to Coleen Rowley — and Nat Parry. Like father, like son.