Former FBI agent James Gagliano recently went on CNN to say that he finds something “troubling” about the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russia’s election meddling.
Cons Journal reported that Gagliano worked with both Mueller and Comey when he was at the FBI, and he says he “respects” each of them.
“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?” Gagliano began.
“My criticism is the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, has a personal relationship with former Director Comey,” he added. “Why would you appoint a special prosecutor to conduct an investigation where a central witness and figure has a personal relationship?”
After hearing this, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan also agreed that Mueller was an “odd choice.”
“I think to put [Mueller] in charge of the investigation now of Comey — that, maybe, could be problematic,” he explained.
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