Yet another member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigative team is facing questions over potential bias after it emerged that she used to represent ex-Obama aide Ben Rhodes and the Clinton Foundation.
From Politics Pot:
Fox News reported that Jeannie Rhee has become the latest Mueller investigator to be hit with allegations of having a leftwing bias. She is one of three attorneys who followed Mueller from WilmerHale, the firm he worked at before becoming special counsel. While working at this firm, Rhee focused on representing people in government investigations, including white-collar criminal probes and criminal and civil fraud matters during her time at WilmerHale.
It was only on Tuesday that it was revealed that Rhee represented Obama Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes during the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. It was then confirmed that Rhee represented the Clinton Foundation in 2015 against a racketeering lawsuit brought by conservative legal activist group Freedom Watch in 2015. She also represented Hillary Clinton herself in a lawsuit seeking access to her private emails.
On Mueller’s team, Rhee is dealing with claims that the president tried to obstruct justice and push former FBI Director James Comey off of the Russia investigation earlier this year. She has a long history of donating to Democrats, giving a total of $5,400 to Clinton in 2015 and 2016 and $4,800 to Obama in 2008 and again in 2011.
This comes after it was revealed that former Mueller investigator Peter Strzok, an FBI agent, was dropped from the probe after it was revealed that he had a strong anti-Trump bias. While participating in the investigation, Strzok exchanged numerous anti-Trump messages with his mistress Lisa Page, who also had some involvement in the probe.
Strzok, who was an FBI counterintelligence agent, had worked on the Mueller probe, but was reassigned to the FBI’s human resources division after the discovery of the anti-Trump texts with Page, with whom he was reportedly having an affair. Page was briefly on Mueller’s team, but returned to the FBI over the summer.