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Prosecutor helping Mueller publicly bragged about being member of anti-Trump ‘Resistance’
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The hits just keep on coming for Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team, tasked with investigating President Donald Trump for collusion with Russia during his campaign. Though over a year of digging has come up empty, the hunt continues – but the corrupt hunters are now being exposed.
In the wake of several members of Mueller’s team recently being caught with anti-Trump bias, an even more shocking figure has been found to be anti-Trump. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is working with special investigator Mueller on his Russia investigation, published an article on Medium bragging about his “resistance” to President Trump’s agenda and policies – a clear sign that Schneiderman should be nowhere near an impartial investigation.
Well, That’s Awkward
Schneiderman penned a boast post on Medium titled “A Year of Legal Resistance,” in which the attorney brags that since November 2016, he’s filed “over 100 legal acts and challenges to protect New Yorkers from Washington’s harmful agenda.”
Schneiderman asserts in his piece that he is one of the noble defenders standing in the way of the president’s agenda.
The article is essentially a list of actions taken by his office to hamper, subvert, and even outright block actions and policies by the Trump administration.
Conservatives have since questioned how Schneiderman can be part of an investigation into Trump’s allegedly-corrupt campaign activities if the attorney himself is so openly against anything the president does. In an accompanying profile by the New York Times, Schneiderman was even more blatant about his hatred for all things Trump:
We try and protect New Yorkers from those who would do them harm. The biggest threat to New Yorkers right now is the federal government, so we’re responding to it.
Add to that his tweet on Wednesday, which announced, “my office has now taken over 100 legal [and] administrative actions to protect the people of [New York] from attacks by the Trump administration.”
How Did He Get on the Russia Probe?
Schneiderman was tapped by special prosecutor Robert Mueller to assist in the Russia investigation earlier this year to specifically investigate former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
A report by Politico outlined Mueller and Schneiderman’s repeated talks, wherein the pair shared evidence back and forth.
A Daily Caller report remarked that this strategy of utilizing state prosecutors in the investigation may be meant to mitigate Trump’s pardon power; while the president can pardon federal crimes, he cannot do anything about local or state crimes. Some believe that if a case can be brought against Trump associates at the state level, it will keep Trump from pardoning them.
But adding a clearly anti-Trump investigator like Schneiderman to the team only serves to further discredit the ongoing Russia probe.
When will it end?
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