GOP Rep. Says “Mueller is Compromised,” In “Violation of the Code,” As Calls To Resign Grow Louder
As the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election rolls on, new pressure is building on Robert Mueller to resign.
Republican Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) believes Mueller’s resignation is long over due. Even Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), who in the past has been bearish on backing the Special Counsel’s resignation, says he supports it if the evidence exists.
Calls for Mueller’s resignation stem from his friendship with FBI head James Comey, which Franks says is a clear conflict of interest.
FOX News reports:
Critics question whether Mueller’s own ties to the bureau as well as fired FBI director James Comey now render him compromised as he investigates allegations of Russian meddling and collusion with Trump officials in the 2016 race.
“The federal code could not be clearer – Mueller is compromised by his apparent conflict of interest in being close with James Comey,” Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., who first called for Mueller to step down over the summer, said in a statement to Fox News on Friday. “The appearance of a conflict is enough to put Mueller in violation of the code. … All of the revelations in recent weeks make the case stronger.”
“If the facts that you just laid out are true, then somebody with Bob Mueller’s integrity will step aside and should — if in fact those facts, as you laid them out, are true,” Gov. Christie told “Fox & Friends,” in relation to reports of conflicts of interest.
Calls for Mueller resign don’t only stem from “conflicts of interest,” but due to his alleged role in the Clinton-Uranium One deal.
Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit previously reported, lawyer Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity that Mueller “must resign immediately over his alleged role in the Uranium One scandal. Why? Because Mueller sat on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale of 20% of US uranium reserves to Russia despite knowing Russia had bribed the Clintons for the illicit sale.
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Back in June, President Trump told “Fox & Friends,” that he felt uncomfortable with Mueller’s close friendship with Comey.
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“Robert Mueller is an honorable man and hopefully he’ll come up with an honorable conclusion,” President Trump told “Fox & Friends,”
“Well, he’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome,” Trump said of Mueller.
“We’re going to have to see.”