Robert Mueller, who has been appointed as the special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials has hired a new addition to his legal team.
Elizabeth Prelogar, an assistant to the solicitor general, is a former law clerk to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, and is a Harvard Law School graduate and formerly worked in private practice at Hogan Lovells.
As an assistant to the solicitor general, Prelogar is working with deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben in his part-time role in Mueller’s legal team, according to lawyers familiar with the assignment. The participation of Dreeben, the Justice Department’s top criminal law expert, was widely seen as a sign that Mueller was investigating possible criminal violations by President Donald Trump or others.
According to reports, Elizabeth Prelogar is the newest addition to the legal team. Prelogar, a lawyer in the Office of the Solicitor General, clerked for Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, Fox News Insider reports.
She also reportedly donated $250 to the Clinton campaign last fall and made two donations of the same amount to the Obama campaign and Victory Fund in 2012.
She also appears to speak fluent Russian, the National Law Journal reported.
Mercedes Schlapp called out the “problematic” hirings last week after it emerged that Mueller had tapped at least three others who had given to Democrats.
Schlapp noted on “Outnumbered” that one of the attorneys, Jeannie Rhee, represented Hillary Clinton during the FBI investigation of her private email server.
On today’s show, Schlapp pointed out the “consistent pattern” emerging and questioned what information these lawyers had access to in past cases.
Meghan McCain said Democrats “would be screaming bloody murder” if the roles were reversed and a Democratic president was being investigated by GOP-connected lawyers.
“It’s absolute hypocrisy,” she concluded.
Watch the discussion above.