To: Robert Swan Mueller III
From: Robert A. Vella
Sir, you were a decorated war hero and a highly respected law enforcement officer which elevated you to lofty positions of authority including Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Special Counsel for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to oversee the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and related matters (particularly, obstruction of justice). Your career has been brilliant to say the least. Few public servants have been so widely lauded as you have.
However, when the nation and its people needed you most, you dropped the ball handed to you in the most cowardly way imaginable. As a consequence, the United States of America as a democratic constitutional republic has been laid bare to the whims of a maniacal would-be dictator. Furthermore, this consequence poses a grave threat to the health and safety of all the world’s people. I cannot conceive of a worse abrogation of duty. That your failure as Special Counsel is juxtaposed so sharply against your prior reputation speaks volumes, and it will be your enduring legacy.
The strength of your impassioned explanations for doing what you did and didn’t do as Special Counsel reveal the personal conflict you must’ve felt about investigating President Donald Trump. I’m sure it was the most difficult of positions to be in. Still, you willingly accepted the assignment. Such a commitment, even more weighty than that which befell federal law enforcement during Watergate, carried with it responsibilities which transcended normal procedural discretion and restraints including the arbitrary internal DOJ policy prohibiting criminal indictment of a sitting U.S. president. I believe you understood those responsibilities perfectly well, yet chose instead to ignore it. Whatever your rationale, many concerned Americans and denizens of the world perceive it as either timidity or as politically motivated.
You have one opportunity left to fulfill your responsibility and to salvage your reputation if those are indeed important to you. Testify openly and truthfully before the House Intelligence and House Judiciary committees beyond the contents of the official report you submitted as Special Counsel.