but it's worth hitting again:
As Alan Dershowitz recalled on “The Cats Roundtable” podcast, Muller is
“the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order
to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer. … And that’s
regarded in Boston of one of the great scandals of modern judicial
history. And Mueller was right at the center of it.” Others have said
the charges are unfounded. Whatever the truth, the Bulger affair did not
hold him back.
The Senate unanimously confirmed Mueller as FBI director on August 2,
2001, but Mueller did not show up for his swearing in for another 33
days. It was an ill-timed sabbatical. When the tragedy of 9/11 struck,
Mueller surely recognized his absence would be noticed. Mueller tried to
preempt those questions. Three days after 9/11, he claimed: “There were
no warning signs that I’m aware of that would indicate this type of
operation in the country.”
One week after the 9/11 attacks, letters with anthrax were mailed to
various media outlets and the offices of two U.S. senators, killing five
and infecting 17 others. Coming as soon as it did after 9/11, hysteria
naturally ensued. This was Mueller’s first true test as FBI director.
The results were not pretty. As Mollie Hemingway noted, Mueller
“completely botch[ed] the anthrax killer case, wasting more than $100
million in taxpayer dollars, destroying the lives of multiple suspects,
and chasing bad leads using bad methods.”
Mueller first wrongfully accused Steven Hatfill. Taxpayers ended up
paying Hatfill $6 million to make good on that error. Mueller then
accused another man, Bruce Ivins, based on scientific conclusions the
National Academy of Sciences later determined to be flawed. Too late. A
distraught Ivins killed himself. Mueller never apologized for either.
And now, among other things he's done, his team indicted a company that didn't exist. But the Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans just seem to love this clown.
About the anthrax investigation, this was written before it was demonstrated just what a pile of shit the case against Ivins was. Here's more on that.