President Donald Trump hasn't been easy on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Recently, he blasted the investigator in a New York Times interview, while his surrogate White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway characterized Mueller as leading a "witch hunt." She accused the investigative team as being politically biased. According to Fox News, she has plenty of ammunition to back up that claim:
Of the 15 attorneys currently on staff for Mueller, at least seven have donated to Democratic candidates and campaigns, including Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton. The rest have not made political donations, according to federal records; and none of the attorneys on Mueller’s roster donated money to Trump.
Conway said that the American people have a right to know about these political donations, because it points to intent:
“People should know what folks’ past motivations, and their political motivations are—these weren’t minor donations, these were significant donations by members of that team. They clearly wanted the other person to win. Now, whether that prejudices them in one way or another remains to be seen, but it is relevant information for people to have."
Here's that information. James Quarles has given $9700 to Democrats and to $2500 to one Republican; Jeannie Rhee gave over $10,200 to Democrats; Andrew Weissmann gave $4300 to Democrats; Andrew Goldstein gave $3300 to Democrats; Elizabeth Prelogar gave $500 to Democrats; Brandon Van Grack gave almost $300 to Democrats; Rush Atkinson gave $200 to Democrats; Zainab Ahmad, Michael Dreeben, Adam Jed, Aaron Zebley, and Aaron Zelinsky have not made any political contributions.
For those keeping track at home, that's almost $30,000 to Dems and $2500 to Republicans. Seems like Trump has a point.
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h/t Fox News