Yet another one of the investigators in Robert Muller’s arsenal in the Russia investigation may be compromised due to her track record as a partisan attorney.
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham reported Tuesday night that Jeannie Rhee was hired last summer by the former FBI director to work on the probe. She was the personal attorney to Ben Rhodes and was also involved in representing the Clinton Foundation. “This information will put further pressure on Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller to resign,” Ingraham said.
Rhee is the third member of Mueller’s team who has been exposed as a partisan. Two other members of the team have been “outed” recently as well.
Two other members of the team have been revealed as highly questionable hires in recent days as well — Peter Strzok, an anti-Trumper who helped exonerate Hillary Clinton, and Andrew Weissmann, an unscrupulous prosecutor who told outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates in an email that he was “proud” of her for defying President Trump’s travel ban, PJMedia reports.
Rhee formerly worked in the Obama Justice Department as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, according to Fox News. Rhee was also the personal attorney for Ben Rhodes, and the deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama.
This matters because The Washington Free Beacon has reported that deep-state loyalists led by Rhodes had been working diligently behind the scenes to undermine the Trump White House and orchestrate the ouster of Michael Flynn, a strong opponent of the Iran nuclear deal.
And Rhee was almost certainly involved with that effort.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
Sources familiar with the anti-Flynn campaign told the Free Beacon that these Obama loyalists plotted in the months before Trump’s inauguration to establish a set of roadblocks before Trump’s national security team, which includes several prominent opponents of diplomacy with Iran. The Free Beacon first reported on this effort in January.
Rhee, Ingraham noted, was Rhodes’ “point of contact with the House Intel Committee in its investigation into Russia.” She didn’t appear with Rhodes at his closed-door hearing with House investigators in October because she was already working with Mueller, Ingraham said.
The host went on to report that Rhee “represented the Clinton Foundation and donated about $9,000 to Hillary and her fellow Democrats.” She also worked in private practice with controversial legal bulldog Weissmann, according to Ingraham.
“Let’s face it. What we’re seeing here is a pattern and practice of Mueller hiring known Clinton and Obama political insiders and boosters, supporters to undo a presidential election — that was the election of Donald Trump,” Ingraham said.
“What Mueller did — he hired a pedigree team of obvious partisans,” she said. “A revolving door from working for political opponents of Trump to working on the investigation into Trump and his supposed Russian ties…. They should all step aside … including Bob Mueller,” she concluded.