Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining what role, if any, former national security adviser Mike Flynn may have played in a private effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, according to people familiar with the matter.
It’s becoming increasingly crystalline that, whatever purpose Special Counsel Robert Mueller has in his “investigation,” it’s a dishonest one. That’s the only reason that occurs to me for his careful string of “leaks” to the public, of which this is only the latest.
Investigators working for Mr Mueller have been conducting interviews and collecting information as they seek to determine whether Mr Flynn was involved in Mr Smith’s effort, and if his son, Michael G Flynn, and the consulting firm Flynn Intel Group had a role, the people said.
There’s just no reason for these leaks to be occurring, and they could not be, in their number or in the length of the ongoing stream of them, without Mueller’s active approval.
And this especially potentially damaging leak:
US officials with knowledge of the intelligence said investigators also have examined reports from intelligence agencies that describe Russian hackers discussing how to obtain emails from Mrs Clinton’s server and then transmit them to Mr Flynn via an intermediary.
While it’s easy enough for thinking persons to speculate that such intelligence agency reports exist, the fact of their existence is likely classified. While it’s easy enough, also, for thinking persons to draw conclusions of their own consistent with what these leaked intel reports appear to claim, the reports’ contents and conclusions, even in general terms, likely are classified, also. How is this sort of information being leaked? Why is Mueller allowing it?
Peter Carr, a spokesperson for the special counsel, declined to comment.
Of course he did. If Mueller or any of his team spoke on the record, they’d be unable to release as much “information” regarding this ongoing investigation.