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Tue Oct 1, 2019, 10:51 AM

Robert S. Mueller III and Other Special Counsel's Office Members Rejoin WilmerHale

Source: WilmerHale

WilmerHale is pleased to announce that Robert S. Mueller III is rejoining the firm as a partner after serving as special counsel for the US Department of Justice.

Mr. Mueller’s practice will focus on high-profile investigations and crisis management, similar to his work at the firm before his service as special counsel.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Bob, our extraordinary friend and colleague, return to WilmerHale,” said Robert Novick, the firm’s co-managing partner. “Few lawyers have been entrusted with as many matters of national significance as Bob, in both his public service and in private practice. Bob embodies the highest values of our firm and profession. We’re privileged to work alongside him once again.”

“I’m glad to be at WilmerHale once again, a firm with a tradition of honoring public service,” Mr. Mueller said. “It was an honor to serve as special counsel. Now, I look forward to resuming my private practice alongside the talented lawyers at the firm.”

Read more: https://www.wilmerhale.com/en/insights/news/20191001-robert-s-mueller-iii-and-other-special-counsels-office-members-rejoin-wilmerhale

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Reply Robert S. Mueller III and Other Special Counsel's Office Members Rejoin WilmerHale (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2019 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #1
Lulu KC Oct 2019 #6
pazzyanne Oct 2019 #7
Lulu KC Oct 2019 #11
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #3
lagomorph777 Oct 2019 #4
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2019 #5
pazzyanne Oct 2019 #8
LiberalLovinLug Oct 2019 #9
NotHardly Oct 2019 #10
FakeNoose Oct 2019 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 10:57 AM

1. Cue the Mueller attack bots. Mueller is/was not evil even if he is not perfect in many eyes. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 01:36 PM

6. Not from me you won't

He was too subtle, nuanced, and skillful for short-attention-span minds. And the culprit was Barr. Do I wish he'd stood up to him? We'll never know so much truth there, but I believe he did all that he knew he could do. Not sure anyone was asking the right questions at the time he was appointed, and I'm sure he had to sift through bushels and bushels of lies.
In Adam Schiff's closing questioning, the truth was all there.
Bob, we hardly knew ye. But I'll always be grateful for your work.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 02:28 PM

7. The problem was not Mueller and his work, the problem was and still is Barr.

The House has picked up the baton that Mueller laid out in his report, as they should. His report laid out his findings. Unfortunately he could not prove with proper evidence of wrong doing. We can now! The timing is going to be tricky, but I have faith in our Democratic leadership! Praying for an impeachment verdict!

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:16 PM

11. Yes, indeed!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 11:56 AM

2. Continuing his role of protecting high-level criminals.

I'm right on cue!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:17 PM

3. You are confused. It was Barr who protected tRump by redactions & lying

So many, even on this site, bought into Barr's hypocritical characterization of Mueller's report as a nothing-burger. We have not seen the actual report.

As to protecting "high-level criminals" (presumably corporate officers), even murderers have a right to legal representation of their choosing.

It is a fundamental principle of US law that defendants have a right to a defense.

The reason we protect the rights of people we loath and despise is to protect our rights when the tables are flipped.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:18 PM

4. Mueller carefully avoided major conclusions and indictment.

He laid out many of the facts, but allowed Trump to drive the narrative.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:25 PM

5. Mueller was forbidden by Barr from indicting tRump. Fact. Period.


His biggest conclusion, ignored by so many even here, is that tRump could not be cleared of obstruction. To go further would have been against the law which gives people like Barr the ability to set indictment rules. He went right up to the line and very clearly said that was as far as he could legally go and that it is Congress who have the responsibility to take it further (impeachment).

The reason he could not go farther is that if an official of the DoJ (Mueller) states conclusions that a named person can't fight in a court of law (by reason of not being indicted), then the official has violated the rights of that person.

That's why we have a Constitution.

Rights for people we loathe so that our own rights are protected.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 02:30 PM

8. Your take on this is the same as mine.

Thank you for standing for the constitution!

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 03:23 PM

9. I don't think people have a problem with agreeing Mueller was not technically following the law

As he interpreted it.
It was his lack of passion to serve out justice. Why not be demanding to be heard, instead of at first stating he wouldn't be speaking any more on the matter, “the report is my testimony”, and then only reluctantly giving witness when he was compelled to. Then with the mostly one word answers and getting the hell out of there. Not seemingly concerned for over a month after he sent his letter to Barr disagreeing with his conclusions, until it came out.

I got the impression he regarded it as a thankless job, where he was lambasted by his Republican peers, including the President, and just wanted it over so he could slink away in peace. And rejoin his law firm defending corporations. Republicans didn't oppose appointing Mueller, the former Bush defender of illegal wiretapping etc, and his team, because they knew they had to have some kind of inquiry on the matter, so they made sure to have someone in charge they could intimidate into a concluding statement full of holes, and excuses and ways to wiggle out. An open ended conclusion that he knew Barr could interpret how he chose. And not getting much upset at that. Even after Trump came out with his false claims that he was found totally innocent. His silent contrition is used by Republicans as proof of Trump's lily white innocence.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 04:09 PM

10. "His silent contrition ...", his cowardice ... I'm with you on this LLL

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:52 PM

12. Robert Mueller should retire

Maybe he can take pro bono cases, and certainly consulting on public service/national security issues.

But really Mueller, call it a day. Hang up your spurs while you still have them.



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