In secret diary, Mueller confides feelings of professional unhappiness, wishes for “more challenging” job
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is professionally unsatisfied according to leaked copies of his private diary, which show the veteran lawyer confessed to wishing his job was "more challenging" as late as this weekend.
In an entry dated Friday, October 27, 2017, Mueller described his job as "unfulfilling."
"Dear Diary, In the last six months, I've thrown myself into my investigation of Donald Trump's conspiring with Russia to steal the election from President Hillary Rodham Clinton. By any standard, this is a historic investigation. Never before has a foreign power come so close to undermining our democracy via an act of war. Never before has the nominee of a major political party sought the help of an enemy of America in his shameful bid to claim the highest office in the land. By any standard, I've achieved a great deal in a short time period, uncovering truly unprecedented levels of criminality within the Trump campaign, including treason, money laundering, and perjury. Yet, I feel ennui," he writes.
"I write on the eve of two major indictments. Yet, as a prosecutor, I'm simply not fulfilled. Everyone on the Trump campaign - his horrid children, his disgusting advisors, was so inept, stupid, and morally bankrupt, that I get no satisfaction in finding evidence of their wrongdoing. After all, there's so much of it. It almost feels too easy? I mean, where is the challenge? Any deputy district attorney a year out of law school could subpoena Trump's tax returns and find a forrest of felonies. I used to be somebody - someone who was viewed as the best, most talented, and fearless prosecutor in my field, possibly, the country. Today, I find myself poring over Donald Trump Jr.'s texts, using my favorite yellow highlighter to isolate his prolific use of the "treason" emoji. Is this my purpose in life? Throwing common criminal jackasses in jail?" he asks, his ink blurred with tears.
In a tragic final paragraph, Mueller writes that he yearns for a "tough case, one that really tests my abilities," citing Jimmy Hoffa, Enron and Casey Anthony.
"When will I know myself?" he asks.