Michael Flynn’s lawyer said Sunday that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have suffered a “neurological problem” as she took a victory lap over newly released documents vindicating her client.
Sidney Powell told the radio show The Cats Roundtable that she believes Mueller was not really in charge of the investigation that Flynn and his supporters say ensnared him, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday.
“Some neurological problem”
Mueller’s famously muddled testimony before Congress in July 2019 has been credited with killing off what was left of the infamous Trump–Russia collusion hoax. The left was demoralized by the spectacle of the square-jawed investigator’s answers to Congress, which many said raised doubts about his control of the probe.
Although President Trump eventually triumphed over the Russia hoax, and a subsequent impeachment on separate but similar charges, its reverberations are still being felt. The case of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in 2017, has been at the center of a political firestorm after newly released documents surfaced that many say prove he was set up.
How did the Mueller probe, said to be fair and of the utmost integrity by the media, bring about so much abuse and corruption? For starters, Mueller wasn’t really keeping watch, according to Flynn’s counsel.
“It seems like some neurological problem has evolved there for Mr. Mueller. I don’t know how soon that started. Ultimately, he is responsible for all of this because he was supervising the investigation,” Powell said Sunday, according to the Examiner.
Powell suggested that the probe was really being managed by Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s “pit bull” and a close ally of Hillary Clinton. “This is textbook Andrew Weissmann, dirty, dirty, dirty, prosecution, he should be held accountable as well since he was really running the show,” she said.
“They knew he was innocent”
Mueller’s testimony fueled speculation of that kind at the time, with many saying that Mueller was just the noble, public face of a politically compromised investigation. Members of Mueller’s circle later reflected that “something happened” to Mueller — not that an insider’s knowledge was really necessary.
“Phil [Rucker] and I, my co-author, we are not medical professionals, but over and over again, John, we heard from people who are very close to Bob Mueller who found him a different person, a changed person, after two years of this investigation,” a Washington Post reporter said in January, according to the Examiner.
Months after the Mueller probe ended, the cases that grew out of his investigation, including Flynn’s and the case of Roger Stone, have continued to attract controversy. According to Reuters, Flynn sought to reverse his plea this year and he is now fighting the charges, saying he was entrapped by a witch hunt. His case blew up last week when newly released documents showed that FBI agents discussed purposefully getting Flynn to lie, Fox News reported.
“Now we have the evidence in their own handwriting that they were setting up General Flynn. They knew he was innocent,” Powell told the radio show Sunday.
President Trump, for his part, has called the revelations evidence of “treason” and “the biggest political scandal in American history,” the New York Post reports.