On Friday, Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced a resolution pushing for a resignation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been under serious heat recently after new dramatic developments unfolded in his investigation of Russian election meddling during the 2016 election.
The resolution alleges that Mueller had a conflict of interests since he led the FBI in the period the Obama administration paved a way for a deal that allowed a Russian company to dig uranium on U.S. territory.
The GOP leadership, led by Mr. Trump, have tried to find links to Hillary Clinton calling for investigations into the issues. But fact checkers have disregarded the claims.
“Evidence has emerged that the FBI withheld information from Congress and from the American people about Russian corruption of American uranium companies,” said Gaetz, a lawmaker from Fort Walton Beach. “A confidential U.S. witness, working in the Russian nuclear industry, revealed that Russia had deeply compromised an American uranium trucking firm through bribery and financial kickbacks.
“Although federal agents possessed this information in 2010, the Department of Justice continued investigating this “matter” for over four years. The FBI, led at the time by Robert Mueller, required the confidential witness to sign a non-disclosure agreement. When the witness attempted to contact Congress and federal courts about the bribery and corruption he saw, he was threatened with legal action. By silencing him, Obama’s Justice Department and Mueller’s FBI knowingly kept Congress in the dark about Russia’s significant and illegal involvement with American uranium companies.
“These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI. As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately.”
The resolution was introduced by GOP Congressmen Gaetz, Andy Biggs, of Arizona, and Louis Gohmert, of Texas.
Click on the link to read the resolution as reported by Tampa Bay Times.
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