On Monday, the National Law Review reported that Elizabeth Prelogar has joined Mueller’s team to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election. Prelogar is an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor General who, campaign records show, has given a combined $750 to campaigns or supporting organizations for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
But Prelogar’s donations pale in comparison to rest of the team Mueller is assembling. Mueller has only revealed seven of the 13 attorneys, but those named include four partisan lawyers who have collectively donated nearly $50,000 to Democratic candidates since 2004, while only giving $2,750 to Republicans.
Last week, I wrote that this pattern of partisan political giving by the investigative team shows the entire inquiry into supposed Russian influence is a thinly veiled offensive against the Trump presidency.