“Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is
a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility
to lead the prosecution of anyone,” Gohmert begins.
Mueller was the head of the Criminal Division as Assistant U.S. Attorney, then as Acting
U.S. Attorney. I could not find any explanation online by Mueller as to why he insisted
on keeping the defendants in prison that FBI agents—in the pocket of Whitey Bulger—
had framed for a murder they did not commit. Make no mistake: these were not
honorable people he had incarcerated. But it was part of a pattern that eventually
became quite clear that Mueller was more concerned with convicting and putting people
in jail he disliked, even if they were innocent of the charges, than he was with ferreting
out the truth.
National Security Letters (NSL) are a tool that allows the DOJ to bypass the formality of
subpoenas, applications for warrants with affidavits in support, and instead simply send
a letter to an individual, business or any entity they so choose to demand that records
or documents of any kind must be produced and provided to the sender. The letter also
informs the recipient that if the recipient reveals to anyone that the letter was received
or what it requires to be produced, then the recipient has committed a federal felony
and will be prosecuted. It is a rather dramatic event to receive such a letter and realize
that this simple letter could have such profound power and consequences.