Robert Mueller has been a thorn in our side from the beginning.
A top, senior Republican from Arizona is calling for Mueller’s resignation from his spot in special counsel for the Justice Department’s investigation of “Russian collusion.” Congressman Trent Franks, who is on the House Judiciary Committee, has made it clear that Mueller is in complete violation of the law due to a conflict of interest. To maintain the integrity of the investigation, he needs to resign.
Franks said, “Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties. 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.”
Fox News reports:
Mueller and former FBI Director James Comey have been longtime allies dating back to 2003 when the men both worked in Washington, Mueller as the FBI Director and Comey as Deputy Attorney General. Franks cited the pair’s relationship as a reason for Mueller to be disqualified from the probe.
President Trump had also called Mueller’s relationship with Comey “bothersome.”
Franks also cited reports that Mueller hired at least three lawyers who have donated exclusive to Hillary Clinton as well as a bevy of other Democrats.
Franks added, “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.”
According to Washington Post, Franks isn’t the first to call for Mueller’s resignation.
Franks is not the first member of Congress to call on Mueller to remove himself from the Russia probe — his fellow Arizona delegation member, freshman Republican Andy Biggs, called on Mueller to recuse himself in June. Biggs cited similar arguments, though many — such as the assertion that Mueller and Comey, who served as FBI director and deputy attorney general during George W. Bush’s administration, were especially “close” — have been discredited.
So will Mueller remove himself from the investigation? Time will tell.