An Arizona Representative has called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to resign from his post leading the probe into the alleged Russia election meddling last year, via foxnews.com.
GOP Congressman Trent Franks, who is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Tuesday that independent investigator Bob Mueller has broken the law which does not allow him to serve in that position due to the potential conflict of interest he may have.
“Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties,” Franks stated. “Those who worked under them have attested he and Jim Comey possess a close friendship, and they have delivered on-the-record statements effusing praise of one another.”
“No one knows Mr. Mueller’s true intentions, but neither can anyone dispute that he now clearly appears to be a partisan arbiter of justice. Accordingly, the law is also explicitly clear: he must step down based on this conflict of interest,” Franks stated.
“Already, this investigation has become suspect – reports have revealed at least four members of Mueller’s team on the Russia probe donated to support Hillary Clinton for President, as President Trump pointed out. These obviously deliberate partisan hirings do not help convey impartiality,” Franks said. “Until Mueller resigns, he will be in clear violation of the law, a reality that fundamentally undermines his role as Special Counsel and attending ability to execute the law.”
“Until Mueller resigns, he will be in clear violation of the law, a reality that fundamentally undermines his role as Special Counsel and attending ability to execute the law,” he added.
In recent weeks, Trump’s supporters have increased the pressure on Mueller to resign. Some have even argued that Mr. Trump fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions after a string of derogatory statements as a result of Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation, and push for Mueller’s removal from the position as special counsel.
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