On Fox News Tuesday night, Laura Ingraham reported that yet another one of Robert Mueller’s deputies in his Russia investigation is compromised due to her track record as a blatant partisan.
Jeannie Rhee, who was hired by Mueller last summer to work on the probe, was the personal attorney of Ben Rhodes and also represented the Clinton Foundation, Ingraham revealed. “This information will put further pressure on Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller to resign.”
Rhee is the third member of the Mueller team this week who has been shown to be brazenly partisan. Two other members of the team have been revealed as highly questionable hires in recent days as well — Peter Strzok, an anti-Trumper who helped exonerate Hillary Clinton, and Andrew Weissmann, an unscrupulous prosecutor who told outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates in an email that he was “proud” of her for defying President Trump’s travel ban.
As bad as Strzok and Weissman are, Jeannie Rhee takes the cake.
She formerly worked in the Obama Justice Department as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel, according to Fox News. Rhee was also the personal attorney for Ben “echo chamber” Rhodes, and the deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama.
This could be a significant development because according to a report by Adam Kredo in the Washington Free Beacon last February, deep-state loyalists led by Rhodes had been working diligently behind the scenes to undermine the Trump White House and orchestrate the ouster of Michael Flynn, a strong opponent of the Iran nuclear deal.
Rhee was almost certainly part of that effort.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
Insiders familiar with the anti-Flynn campaign told the Free Beacon that these Obama loyalists plotted in the months before Trump’s inauguration to establish a set of roadblocks before Trump’s national security team, which includes several prominent opponents of diplomacy with Iran. The Free Beacon first reported on this effort in January.
According to Free Beacon’s multiple sources, “top members of the Obama administration’s national security team launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House,” and even told reporters that they were “using that infrastructure to undermine Trump’s foreign policy”:
“It’s actually Ben Rhodes, NIAC, and the Iranian mullahs who are celebrating today,” said one veteran foreign policy insider who is close to Flynn and the White House. “They know that the number one target is Iran … [and] they all knew their little sacred agreement with Iran was going to go off the books. So they got rid of Flynn before any of the [secret] agreements even surfaced.”
Flynn had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration as part of its effort to garner support for the deal, these sources said.
Flynn is now “gone before anybody can see what happened” with these secret agreements, said the second insider close to Flynn and the White House.
According to a well-placed source who was involved in the 2015 fight over the Iran deal, the Obama administration was afraid that Flynn would expose the secret agreements with Iran.
Rhee, Ingraham noted, was Rhodes’ “point of contact with the House Intel Committee in its investigation into Russia.” She didn’t appear with Rhodes at his closed-door hearing with House investigators in October because she was already working with Mueller, Ingraham said.
The host went on to report that Rhee “represented the Clinton Foundation and donated about $9,000 to Hillary and her fellow Democrats.” She also worked in private practice with controversial legal bulldog Weissmann, according to Ingraham.
“Let’s face it. What we’re seeing here is a pattern and practice of Mueller hiring known Clinton and Obama political insiders and boosters, supporters to undo a presidential election — that was the election of Donald Trump,” Ingraham declared.
“What Mueller did — he hired a pedigree team of obvious partisans,” she said. “A revolving door from working for political opponents of Trump to working on the investigation into Trump and his supposed Russian ties…. They should all step aside … including Bob Mueller,” she concluded.