Monday, June 26, 2017

Flashback: Robert Mueller Recused Himself in 2006 When Involved in Case with Acquaintance

Via Billy

Earlier this month FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett insisted Robert Mueller should disqualify himself from special counsel due to his longtime relationship with James Comey.
Gregg Jarrett said Mueller must recuse himself.

Gregg Jarrett: If you look at the special counsel statute it says you cannot serve as special counsel if you have a personal relationship with someone who is central to the case. If this Washington Post story is true, it’s now Trump against Comey. Comey is now the star witness, the key witness against Trump. Well, guess what? Comey and Mueller are longtime close personal friends, partners, allies.

They were joined at the hip at the DOJ and FBI. It’s a mentor-protege relationship. How is this fair to Donald Trump because Mueller is now going to decide whether to believe his good friend or the man who fired his good friend?

This is the kind of stuff over which lawyers get disbarred. If (he) does not resign then Rod Rosenstein out to (should) fire Mueller.


  1. Judges and lawyers placed into positions of judicial power violate the law with impunity. The absurd idea that they are independent aids and abets criminality. Judges are to be bound by the law according to Article VI, Section 2.

    1. Life's tenure didn't work out so well though I fully understand the logic behind it.

  2. These Thomas Jefferson quotes would apply to a Special Counsel who seems to have unchecked power lest the Deputy Atty Gen, who appointed him, fire him--as he should:

    “Nothing in the Constitution has given them [the federal judges] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the Executive to decide for them. . . . The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” (Letter to Abigail Adams, September 11, 1804)

    “The original error [was in] establishing a judiciary independent of the nation, and which, from the citadel of the law, can turn its guns on those they were meant to defend, and control and fashion their proceedings to its own will.” (Letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1807)

    “Our Constitution . . . intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent that they might check and balance one another, it has given—according to this opinion to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of others; and to that one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation. . . . The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.” (Letter to Judge Spencer Roane, Sept. 6, 1819)

    “You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so . . . and their power [is] the more dangerous, as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.” (Letter to William Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1820)

    In another quote, Jefferson wrote that "judges should be removed...whose erroneous biases are leading us to saves the Republic." --Ron W