In an interview with CNN, former FBI agent James Gagliano said that he finds something “troubling” about the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s election meddling.
His perspective on the subject is particularly interesting because he worked under both former FBI Director James Comey and Robert Mueller while serving as an agent.
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After stating that he “respects” both men as the final two FBI directors he worked under, Gagliano said:
“The only thing that has troubled me from the start … why would you appoint a special prosecutor that has a personal relationship with one of the central figures in the investigation?”
The CNN anchor, confuses, asked for clarification, and Gagliano provided the following:
“My criticism is the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has a personal relationship with former Director Comey. Why would you appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an investigation where a central witness and figure has a personal relationship?”
Because of this relationship, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan also agreed that Mueller was an “odd choice.”
Certainly a head-scratcher if you ask me. What do you think?