Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already drawn suspicions from many wondering if he’s the right man for the job, considering he has numerous conflicts of interest that should prohibit him from investigating President Trump, and a new report isn’t going to help ease their suspicions one bit.
The Department of Justice released Mueller’s financial forms, and they show he’s every bit a part of the swamp as everyone first suspected. In fact, he’s made millions from the WilmerHale law firm, as well as collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in speeches, in just 2016 alone.
The Hill reports:
The Department of Justice has released the financial disclosures of special counsel Robert Meuller, Politico reported on Tuesday.
The disclosure shows that Mueller made just under $3.5 million through his work at the law firm that employed him prior to his appointment to serve as the special counsel investigating Russia’s election meddling.
Mueller’s clients at WilmerHale included Apple, Sony Pictures, Intel, Facebook and the National Football League.
The disclosure comes as Mueller continues the probe into Russia’s attempts to interfere in the presidential election and any potential ties between President Trump’s campaign staff members and the Kremlin.
The Justice Department appointed Mueller to conduct the investigation in May, days after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
Mueller, who previously served as the FBI director under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, also gave paid speeches following his exit from the federal government.
That’s not all.
Mueller was also on the paid-speaking circuit in recent years, addressing businesses like Goldman Sachs, charities and and lecture series, as well as lobbying groups like the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Insurance Information Institute.
Mueller’s speaking engagements brought him about $162,000 since the beginning of 2016, the report says. His most lucrative speech during that period was to the Mexican bank Banamex for $52,000.
Mueller, a former FBI director, was named in May as a special counsel to investigate potential collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials or agents.
Mueller’s legal work for Facebook is notable because that company could potentially hold valuable data for his investigation.
Mueller is, indeed, a part of the swamp. It’s time for President Trump to start weighing his options with firing him.