On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign from his role as the special counsel in the Russia investigation to prevent further political turmoil.
The board thinks that Mueller doesn’t have enough critical distance to conduct a credible investigation of the bureau he ran for many years. the recent revelations about the FBI’s role in the investigation.
This decision came as a response to recent information that FBI discovered evidence of the Russian kickbacks, extortion, bribery and money laundering in the United States ahead of the Obama administration’s decision to approve the Uranium One deal which transferred control of 20% of U.S. uranium stocks to Russia. However, the Justice Department didn’t act on the information until the sale was completed in 2014.
The first person who broke the Uranium One scandal was Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer. In his book called “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich”, he reported that 9 federal agencies approved the deal, including Clinton’s State Department. He also reported that the Clinton Foundation received $145 million from foreign investors linked to the Uranium One deal.
This week, it was reported that the DNC and Clinton’s campaign helped fund Fusion GPS “Trump dossier” which contains mostly uncorroborated accusations against the President.
Both reports turn the accusations against Trump to the Democratic Party and raise questions about the Clinton campaign, DNC, and Obama administration’s business with Russia.
There is a possibility that the FBI played a role in the Russia scandal. The agency had the dossier in 2016 and it also debated to pay Steele to continue with his work in the run-up to the election. This happened while then-FBI Director James Comey was investigating the alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russians.
All of this also raises questions about Mueller’s investigation. The latest information indicates that the FBI’s role in Russia’s election interference should be investigated no matter what.
The American public deserves to know the truth about the Russian interference in the U.S. elections.