Mueller prosecutors worried about being sued?

Dan Spencer:
CNN’s Evan Perez, Pamela Brown and Shimon Prokupecz, report that special counsel Robert Mueller’s ever-growing team of investigators, 16 lawyers and counting, are worried they’re going to be sued by those they are investigating:

CNN has learned some of the investigators involved in the probe are buying liability insurance out of concern they could become targets of lawsuits from those who are being investigated, according to one of the people familiar with the probe. The Justice Department covers legal fees for employees sued in the course of their duties, but some of the lawyers want extra protection.

The Justice Department and special counsel’s office both declined to comment on the liability concerns.
Take the report with a grain of salt because it is based on unnamed sources “people familiar with the probe.”

Why would 16 hot shot lawyers, not to mention the other 20 investigators and staff, fear being sued so much they felt they needed to buy the extra protection of insurance when the Justice Department will cover their legal fees for being sued for performing their duties? Could it be that they are going so far afield in the investigation that they fear they may be found to be acting outside of their duties? Who knows?

According to the CNN reporters, Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has expanded into examining possible financial crimes unrelated to Russian election interference....

Some of those now under scrutiny by Mueller see a bait and switch. Instead of collusion, they believe the Mueller probe will instead end up being about past financial troubles. Sounds like what happened to Sccoter Libby in the investigation into leaking the classified identity of a covert agent of the CIA, Valerie Plame Wilson. Libby had nothing to do with the leak, but was convicted on four counts of perjury, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to federal investigators.
I don't think they will find evidence of collusion unless they start looking at the Democrats and the dirty dossier which appears to have Russians as its primary sources.  And there is the fact that Fusion GPS is unwilling to say who paid for their work.  Their focus on the Donald Trump, Jr. meeting does not look like it will be productive unless they look at the Fusion GPS connection in what looks like a Russian set up that did not work.

As long as this special prosecutor investigation looks like a prelude to a coup against an elected President it is not going to have the political impact the Democrats hoped for.  In fact, it is liable to make Democrats and their aiders and abettors in the media and the DOJ toxic for generations.


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