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Gingrich: Mueller's Team of Liberal Lawyers on 'Hunting Expedition'

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By    |   Monday, 26 Jun 2017 08:41 AM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed Robert Mueller, saying the special counsel is on a "presidential hunting expedition with liberal lawyers."

Gingrich's comments came in a column published by the Washington Examiner.

His remarks follow a report in The National Law Journal that Elizabeth Prelogar, an assistant to the solicitor general, is now working for Mueller's legal team on the Russia probe.

"Robert Mueller is continuing to fill his presidential hunting expedition with liberal lawyers," Gingrich said. "Prelogar is an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General who, campaign records show, has given a combined $750 to campaigns or supporting organizations for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama."

But, Gingrich maintained Prelogar's donations hardly compare to those made by the rest of Mueller's team.

"Mueller has only revealed seven of the 13 attorneys, but those named include four partisan lawyers who have collectively donated nearly $50,000 to Democratic candidates since 2004, while only giving $2,750 to Republicans," he said.

"A new set of numbers I found this week show Mueller's wide-ranging, untethered investigation represents a broader coordinated effort by two staunchly anti-Trump factions: the Left and the fourth branch of government — in this case the entrenched bureaucrats working at the Department of Justice.

"The first set of numbers is one that I have referenced before: $286,797, the overwhelming dollar amount that Department of Justice employees gave to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election and $8,756, the amount they gave to Donald Trump. This represents a 97 percent bias toward Clinton."

But he said the second set of numbers is far more interesting.

"It represents the dollar amounts of campaign donations made by employees at WilmerHale, the law firm where Mueller served as a partner prior to being appointed special counsel and a firm from which he has already recruited several members of his investigative team," he said.

"Employees of the firm gave an astounding $326,798 to the Clinton campaign in 2016, while giving a paltry $628 to the Trump campaign. For every $1 this group gave to Trump, it gave $520.37 to Clinton."

But, he claimed, the team of investigators will not be able to uncover any evidence against President Trump.

"The investigators are not going to get President Trump, but they will not stop until they get someone," he said. "This aggressive team of litigious hunters is not going to quit until it claims a trophy."

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