Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller is not popular right now in the eyes of many Republicans, especially not after his thorough investigation of Russian collusion into the 2016 election. Mueller recently indicted former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, his business associate Rick Gates, and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.
Now, according to Newsweek:
‘Conservative watchdog Freedom Watch is suing to have Robert Mueller removed from his role as special counsel investigating alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia.’
Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman filed the suit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI director Christopher Wray, the heads of the Justice’s Office of Personal Responsibility and Inspector General. According to Klayman:
‘Robert Mueller is not a “man of integrity” as the Washington, D.C., Democrat and Republican political establishment like to spin. He is just another pol who is representing his establishment benefactors in both political parties who want to see the presidency of Donald Trump destroyed.’
Klayman went on to say:
‘Regardless, he must be held accountable to the law and should not be able to do as he pleases to further his and his friends, like former FBI Director James Comey’s, political agenda. We are hopeful that the court will order Justice to do its job and conduct an expeditious and impartial investigation and then order Mueller to step down as special counsel.’
Perhaps, the urgency of this lawsuit is due to the recent speculations that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and his son Michael Flynn Jr. are both likely to be charged by Mueller soon.
‘The lawsuit from Freedom Watch does not propose an end to the probe into Russia’s alleged attempt to influence the outcome of the U.S. election, but rather suggests the probe should continue with someone else at the helm.’
‘There are others, perhaps who practice outside of the Washington, D.C., swamp, who could step in and do an honest and conflict-free investigation of so-called Russian collusion.’
Klayman’s reasoning for the lawsuit may be that former FBI director James Comey is too close to Robert Mueller, and there are also accusations that his legal team is leaking everything he is investigating to the press. Klayman also cited the fact that Mueller appointed Democratic donors to his legal team. Klayman wrote:
‘Special Counsel Mueller must be removed as Special Counsel, as well as his conflicted staff, and this matter referred back to DoJ for the appointment of a new and ethical Special Counsel who will uphold his or her oath of office, rather than playing sleazy partisan politics with secret grand jury proceedings and this serious and important matter in general.’
Here were some comments on Twitter:
According to the New York Post:
‘Mueller has enjoyed broad bipartisan support from Congressional leaders and has the backing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. But as the Russia investigation has heated up and swept up members of President Trump’s campaign and family, pressure has mounted from Trump allies to discredit — or even fire — Mueller.’
Let’s not forget that Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon called his firing of James Comey the worst mistake in modern political history. Trump’s huge mistake ultimately led to Robert Mueller’s appointment, which has led to a fierce and thorough investigation and those involved with the Trump campaign have a real reason to fear him.
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