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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    So what, specifically, is the conflict of interest? This is also from the same article, and it seems to destroy their own argument
    It seems too simplistic to be true!



    ...the Bureau in 2009 asked the oligarch to spend millions of his own dollars to fund an FBI-supervised operation to rescue retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who was captured in Iran while working for the CIA in 2007.
    The head of the FBI in 2007 was Mueller.



    By mid-2008, the F.B.I. was fully engaged in the hunt. At that time, two F.B.I. agents met at a Paris hotel with a powerful new player who became secretly involved in the effort: Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia’s wealthiest businessmen.

    Mr. Deripaska’s entry into the case held great promise. He headed an international mining and metals empire with business ties to Iran.


    His involvement also came with a price.

    The State Department had refused Mr. Deripaska a visa because of allegations linking him to organized crime — accusations he has denied. But Mr. Birshtein, the Toronto businessman, had approached the F.B.I. with a plan: He would persuade Mr. Deripaska to join the search and, if they succeeded, both would get their entry problems resolved.

    Mr. Deripaska said he would put up millions to fund the venture, but he insisted that his role be kept secret. However, word that big money was in play made its way to Iran.

    Suddenly, a man with family connections to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted that he could engineer Mr. Levinson’s release for a hefty price.

    F.B.I. officials were so confident about the plan that they told Mrs. Levinson to stay by the phone for a call from her husband. It never came.
    Essentially Mueller was not forthright in his previous connections with Deripaska, no matter how tenuous.



    What's especially disturbing is this man is still missing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/w...d-the-cia.html


    Levinson's family has filed a lawsuit against Iran.

    The FBI is still investigating.

    Last year, Mr. Levinson’s wife, Christine, filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act seeking numerous F.B.I. documents related to the bureau’s long-running investigation into her husband’s disappearance.

    But the F.B.I. denied her request, stating that since the inquiry personally involved Mr. Levinson, she would have to take steps like getting his approval or providing evidence that he is dead, a copy of that F.B.I. letter shows.


    This month, a Florida state judge appointed Mrs. Levinson as her husband’s legal conservator, a posture that could overcome some of the F.B.I.’s objections.

    But Ms. Ram, the spokeswoman, said that as a matter of policy the bureau does not release documents about cases that are “ongoing.”

    Mr. McGee said he was disappointed by the F.B.I.’s position, particularly given the missing investigator’s two decades of service as an agent.

    “As long as they keep this investigation open, the F.B.I. is not obliged to tell the family what it has done on Bob’s behalf,” he said.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/w...n-lawsuit.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeBelle View Post
    It seems too simplistic to be true!





    The head of the FBI in 2007 was Mueller.





    Essentially Mueller was not forthright in his previous connections with Deripaska, no matter how tenuous.



    What's especially disturbing is this man is still missing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/w...d-the-cia.html


    Levinson's family has filed a lawsuit against Iran.

    The FBI is still investigating.




    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/w...n-lawsuit.html


    Okay, so what exactly is this alleged conflict of internet?

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    Mueller's Russian collusion defended by our alt-left members.

    Too fucking funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    Mueller's Russian collusion defended by our alt-left members.

    Too fucking funny.

    They have no problem with Russia, it is the conspiracy theory of Trump/Russia collusion that has them living on the edge for 18+ months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post

    Conflict of Interest? Mueller's FBI Has a History With Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska





    https://pjmedia.com/trending/conflic...leg-deripaska/
    What's the conflict? Even if this is true, all it's saying is that the FBI once asked for Deripaska's help in rescuing a former FBI agent from Iran. That doesn't taint Mueller in any way, simply based on Mueller having run the FBI at the time. If I helped out a local police officer back in 2009, that doesn't somehow mean the guy who was the chief of police at the time has a conflict of interest when dealing with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Mueller is an eval man. This is just the tip of the iceberg. I heard that Mueller was once turned down by a very good looking RUSSIAN hair dresser.
    Is this the Moscow barbershop he went to?


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