The Respected Mr. Mueller

On the morning of May 18 I was driving across Phoenix to give an early interview at a remote broadcast studio. It was to be a discussion of all things Trumpian, so to get the breaking morning news I sampled the satellite audio of the cable TV news channels.

From them I learned that the appointment of Robert Mueller, who was named late the day before to head up the investigation of collusion between Russia and the Trump team, was a good thing because the former FBI director was “respected.”

I then listened to two Phoenix talk show hosts who also endorsed the appointment, parroting the line that Mueller was “respected.”

The talking points do get around quickly.

Mueller is respected?

By whom?

By the Establishment, of course.

Those who prefer to be a little better informed and not have their thoughts spoon-fed to them might want to see what Coleen Rowley has to say about Mueller.   You remember Coleen Rowley.  She was the FBI special agent in Minneapolis, the whistleblower whose hair was practically on fire over the way the FBI bungled the Zacarias Moussaoui investigation.

In a recent piece, Rowley writes that “Mueller denied or downplayed the significance of warnings” about the 9/11 attacks.

But wait. There’s more.

“The truth is,” says Rowley,“as top law enforcement officials of the George W. Bush Administration (Mueller as FBI Director and James Comey as Deputy Attorney General), both presided over post-9/11 cover-ups and secret abuses of the Constitution, enabled Bush-Cheney fabrications used to launch wrongful wars, and exhibited plain vanilla incompetence.

Rowley also raised the issue of Mueller’s possible role when he was Acting U.S. Attorney in Boston, “covering up of the FBI’s illicit deals with mobster Whitey Bulger and other ‘top echelon’ informants who committed numerous murders and crimes.”

Having the respect of the Establishment is no badge of honor. It is usually nothing more than evidence that one has served the purposes of the Establishment.

Read Rowley’s entire article, Comey and Mueller: Russiagate’s Mythical Heroes.

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5:10 pm on June 10, 2017

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