Following the Evidence Where’er It Takes You

Seething Rage.
(image courtesy Scissorhead MonkeyFister)

Livewire tells us:

Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, recently impaneled a grand jury as part of the probe, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, that the Washington, D.C. grand jury “began its work in recent weeks” and is separate from the one assisting with the probe into President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The impanelment of that jury predated Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.

The empanelment of a new, separate grand jury reflects the scope of Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election and whether any members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.

And we note that yesterday special counsel Robert Mueller hired his 16th shark, er, lawyer, Greg Andres. Andres was deputy assistant attorney general and he oversaw the fraud unit and went after illegal foreign bribery. Before that he was a federal prosecutor in Brooklyn for a decade.

Dude has chops.

Mueller’s assignment starts with investigating Russia’s influence on the 2016 elections, but specifically states that he can follow any leads he uncovers related to other crimes.

He has 16 prosecutors with extensive experience in money laundering cases and now has one who has a background in fraud and bribery, and as we noted above, impaneled another Grand Jury, so it kinda sounds like he’s found a lead.

Here is Mueller’s dream team (Trump’s nightmare team?), which may be one of the most high-powered team of prosecutors ever assembled:

Name Notes and Specialty
Zainab Ahmad Terrorism
Greg Andres Fraud, bribery
Rush Atkinson Fraud
Peter Care Public relations and the team spokesman
Michael Dreeben Criminal law
Andrew Goldstein Public corruption
Adam Jed Attorney in DoJ Civil Division
Robert Mueller Team leader and former FBI director with vast experience
Lisa Page Organized crime
Elizabeth Prelogar Russian-speaking former clerk to Justices Ginsberg and Kagan
James Quarles Former Watergate prosecutor
Jeannie Rhee White-collar crime
Brandon Van Grack National security
Andrew Weissmann Fraud, money laundering
Aaron Zebley Mueller’s former chief of staff at the FBI
Aaron Zelinsky Organized crime, civil procedure

What is noteworthy is the emphasis on fraud, bribery, money laundering, public corruption, and white collar crime.

Notice what’s missing? There’s not a single lawyer on the list is an expert on cyber crime.

Just sayin’.

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6 Responses to Following the Evidence Where’er It Takes You

  1. Yep.

    Not one of the crew that Mueller is going after knows their ass from a Commodore 64; he’s following the money. All those billions and billions of laundered rubles.

    What you gotta look for is one of Trumps crew who’s suddenly not taking meetings and such. That’ll be the one singing like Sammy the Bull. That’ll be the one that’s making Orange Julius Caesar lay awake sweating at 3 AM.

    Anyone seen Manafort or Flynn in public recently?


  2. moeman says:

    Name Notes and Specialty

    DJTJr. Nice kid

    Jared. Good boy

    Coupla fuckin’ boy scouts.


  3. I wonder if the Trump thing has noticed that Mueller has huge hands.

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  4. Torontonian says:

    You Americans make the names of the grand jury public?
    Shouldn’t their names and qualifications be private
    so they cannot be badgered by the press and other trolls?

    And this is your brand of Justice? Glad I live north of you folks.


    • tengrain says:

      Toro –

      A US Grand Jury is not public; even after they have done their job we do not know who served on one. Those names I listed are the independent investigators looking into Trump, and that is public record. Think of them as Prosecutors, and their specialized area of law.




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