Robert Mueller asked a judge to block Dutch lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan’s request for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which he is legally entitled to.
The first reason he gave was that it would be a strain on “the scarce resources of the Special Counsel’s office.” That’s odd since he has an unlimited budget. Is he saying that unlimited is limited?
Does he know what the definition of the word is is?
Then he gave a second reason. He said that third parties could find out facts that are not widely known. That’s even odder since the only information that isn’t widely known is that his investigation has failed to find anything on Trump and collusion.
Everything else is harmful to the president and he’s already leaked all of that.
Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged by Mueller’s team with making false statements to investigators in an interview about his time working for a law firm hired by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice in 2012, when he helped produce a report on the trial of Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko. According to The Washington Post, Van Der Zwaan is the son-in-law of Russian oligarch German Khan.
“MUELLER asks judge to waive Alex van der Zwaan’s right to file Freedom of Information requests because they: 1) could “suggest to 3rd parties investigative facts that are…not widely known.” 2) would be a strain on “the scarce resources of the Special Counsel’s Office.”
Some of the replies were on point…
“Scarce resources”?? He has a blank check….”
“Mueller is using KGB tactics and the media is just cheering along.”
“Mueller should uphold the law including the FOIA laws not ask a judge to ignore the law because he doesn’t want people to know the information”
Mueller should uphold the law including the FOIA laws not ask a judge to ignore the law because he doesn't want people to know the information
— Art (@rustyboy1973) April 2, 2018
“Isn’t the whole point of a foia to get “facts that are not widely known”?”
Mueller is a criminal!! This proves it. What does he have to hide? ?
— Nonexistent Ducey/Sinema Voter ? (@PhxGOP) April 2, 2018
Something sounds fishy in all of this.
Doesn’t Van Der Zwaan have the right to this information to use at sentencing?