At least a few members of the Republican Party are taking the growing conservative concerns about Special Counsel Robert Mueller out of the pages of the op-eds and onto the floor of the House of Representatives. While party leaders like Paul Ryan insist that Congress should step out of the way and allow Mueller to take his investigation where the evidence leads, others like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argue that Mueller’s conflicts of interest are too egregious to overlook. In a blistering speech on Wednesday, Gaetz went rogue, calling on Mueller to either resign of his own free will or be fired unceremoniously by the president.
“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.
Gaetz is the co-sponsor of a resolution that calls on Mueller to step down due to his involvement with the Uranium One deal that the FBI signed off on in 2010. “These deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI,” Gaetz said in a statement accompanying the resolution. “As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately.”
In his speech on the floor of the House, Gaetz said the Justice Department should rid Washington of Mueller and appoint a new special counsel to “investigate the Clinton Foundation, the Uranium One deal, and the Fusion GPS dossier.”
The ties between Mueller’s team and Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama were disturbing from the moment he began organizing his investigation, and his connection to the Uranium One sign-off only compounds the troubling conflicts.
Making matters worse, there was this report from Tuesday, which revealed that the co-founder of Fusion GPS took meetings with the very same Russian lawyer who talked with Don Jr. & friends last summer both before and after that controversial Trump Tower meeting. The FBI, as it has been well-established, relied heavily on the claims made in Fusion’s dossier to begin investigating the ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
In reference to this news, Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton said on Fox & Friends that Mueller’s investigation was hopelessly compromised.
“It’s either a scam or a setup,” Fitton said. “I think this whole investigation is fruit of the poison tree and needs to be shut down before anything else is done.”