Mueller’s Secret Past Exposed, Now He Could Be The One Going To Jail
The Russian connections lead directly to special counsel Robert Mueller. A report released Monday by The Hill outlined an operation conducted by the FBI in 2009 when Mueller was the director. It now has him in this conflict of interest that could destroy his entire investigation into President Trump.
“In 2009, when Mueller ran the FBI, the bureau asked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to spend millions of his own dollars funding an FBI-supervised operation to rescue a retired FBI agent, Robert Levinson, captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007,” The Hill wrote.
“Yes, that’s the same Deripaska who has surfaced in Mueller’s current investigation and who was recently sanctioned by the Trump administration,” author John Solomon said. “The Levinson mission is confirmed by more than a dozen participants inside and outside the FBI, including Deripaska, his lawyer, the Levinson family and a retired agent who supervised the case. Mueller was kept apprised of the operation, officials told me.”
Not only did more than a dozen people connected to the operation confirm its existence, they also told The Hill that Mueller was kept abreast of the operation every step of the way. Mueller convinced the Russian billionaire to help finance the operation in 2009, the sources said.
“One agent who helped court Deripaska was Andrew McCabe, the recently fired FBI deputy director who played a seminal role starting the Trump-Russia case, multiple sources confirmed,” The Hill reported.
An attorney for Deripaska also confirmed his client’s role in the operation and his relationship with Mueller. The billionaire spent $25 million to help assemble a team to rescue Levinson from Iran before Hillary Clinton, who was serving as Secretary of State, nixed the deal.
“Deripaska’s efforts came very close to success,” David McGee, a former federal prosecutor who represents Levinson’s family, told The Hill. “We were told at one point that the terms of Levinson’s release had been agreed to by Iran and the U.S. and included a statement by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pointing a finger away from Iran. At the last minute, Secretary Clinton decided not to make the agreed-on statement.”
Levinson is still missing, and his family continues to worry about his safety because Clinton decided not to seal the deal that would have facilitated his return to his family.
“We tried to turn over every stone we could to rescue Bob, but every time we started to get close, the State Department seemed to always get in the way,” Robyn Gritz, a retired agent who supervised the Levinson case said. “I kept Director Mueller and Deputy Director [John] Pistole informed of the various efforts and operations, and they offered to intervene with State, if necessary.”