The Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation keeps spreading its deep and far-flung root system to include more individuals as he explores Russia’s attack on the 2016 election and the Trump campaign Moscow conspiracy. With the Pando (Trembling Giant) aspen in Utah, the individual trees are not separate but part of the original tree and root-system spreading 107 acres and weighing over 6600 tons. Now, Mueller has pulled another American citizen into his investigative system.
Ted Malloch’s name was floated about Washington, D.C. as possible Trump’s U.S. ambassador to the European Union (EU) for a while. The academic had been based in London, but when he flew into the U.S., the FBI nabbed him. He has been close to Nigel Farange, who was also detained by the FBI when he flew into the country.
Mueller subpoenaed Malloch as part of his investigation into Russia’s attack. The academic claimed that the FBI questioned him at the Boston Logan airport. Malloch released a statement to The Guardian.
He said that he was “a policy wonk and defender of Trump.” Then, the FBI interrogated him about Roger Stone, the Republican strategist linked to Donald Trump and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The FBI wanted to know whether Malloch had any ties to the Trump campaign and whether he ever visited Assange. The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy located in London, where he has become an unwelcome guest after six years of residence.
Malloch said that the FBI separated him from his wife when he first arrived. In his statement he called the experience “bewildering and intimidating at times.” He said that they appeared to know everything about him and warned him that lying to the FBI was a serious crime.
After Malloch was separated from his wife, she apparently contacted another man on Mueller’s radar, Jerome Corsi. Apparently the special counsel has been investigating people who have been associated with the Russian television station, RT. Malloch has been affiliated with the network. Corsi said in another Guardian article:
‘Mueller’s people asked Ted about his appearances on RT.’
Now, the academic has promised to appear before Mueller’s grand jury in Washington D.C.
When Malloch was being considered for ambassador, he claimed he was a “strong candidate.” Europeans noted that he lacked diplomatic credentials. Their criticism of him ratcheted up after a Financial Times uncovered misleading claims or actual lies in his autobiography.
In spite of what he wrote, Margaret Thatcher never called him a “genius.” He was never a fellow at Wolfson and Pembroke colleges at Oxford. Finally, he did not coin the term “thought leadership.”
He said the agents took his cell phone and told him it would go to Washington D.C. for a “full assessment”.
‘I was unfazed and very dubious about why they thought I knew anything….I did … find it objectionable to treat me the way they had, as I was entering my home country, where I am a citizen. They did not need to use such tactics or intimidation. I was a US patriot and would do anything and everything to assist the government and I had no information that I believed was relevant.’
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