In a fiery speech on the House floor Wednesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) warned the U.S. is “at risk of a coup d’etat,’ unless Special Counsel Robert Mueller resigns or is fired.
"I'm calling for Mr. Mueller's resignation or his firing" pic.twitter.com/rEpobJCn8V
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 8, 2017
The Hill reports:
“We are at risk of a coup d’état in this country if we allow an unaccountable person with no oversight to undermine the duly-elected President of the United States,” Gaetz said. “That is precisely what is happening right now with the indisputable conflicts of interest that are present with Mr. Mueller and others at the Department of Justice.”
“I join … in calling for Mr. Mueller’s resignation or his firing,” Gaetz continued.
In his Wednesday speech, Gaetz also called on the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to “investigate the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal and the Fusion GPS dossier.”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is under pressure to resign as his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election drifts further and further away from its core purpose.
Many are asking if Mueller should resign after charging former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates with alleged crimes that have nothing to do with President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution demanding Mueller resign immediately.
“Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) introduces a resolution calling for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel,” reported Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) introduces a resolution calling for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel. pic.twitter.com/7GZgD0nlPZ
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 3, 2017
Washington Post reports:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who wrote the resolution, accuses Mueller of having a conflict of interest because he was serving as FBI chief when the Obama administration approved a deal allowing a Russian company to purchase a Canada-based mining group with uranium operations in the United States, according to a draft obtained by The Washington Post.
Gaetz added that he does not trust Mueller because of his “close personal relationship” with former FBI director James B. Comey. Similar complaints have been raised by other Republicans, though there is considerable dispute over whether the Comey-Mueller relationship was primarily professional.
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.
Demands for Mueller to resign don’t only stem from “conflicts of interest,” but due to his alleged role in the Clinton-Uranium One deal.