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“CONFLICT OF INTERESTS” – Robert Mueller Asked To RESIGN …

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The tables are turning against Robert Mueller, head of the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, as his questionable personal connections are revealed a little bit more each day.

And now, as more is revealed about Mueller, Republicans are beginning to ask that he resign.

DAILY CALLER reports:

Republican Arizona Rep. Trent Franks says that Robert Mueller is in “clear violation” of federal law prohibiting a special counsel from having a conflict of interest and therefore must immediately step down.
Mueller’s reported friendship with former FBI director James Comey presents a clear conflict of interest, according to Franks, who is a senior member on the House Judiciary Committee. Federal law defines a conflict of interest as: “a personal relationship with any person substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution.”

“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,” said Franks.

“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.”

Robert Mueller was Comey’s predecessor from 2001-2013 and, as reported by Fox News, has a well-documented close relationship with Comey. Other outlets including CNN have documented Comey and Mueller’s long-running history. Comey once called Mueller “one of the finest people I’ve ever met.” An AP report on Comey and Mueller said they “served closely alongside each other in the Bush administration Justice Department” and “have spoken warmly of each other,” although it is disputed that the two are close friends.

Comey testified before the Senate that he orchestrated the leaking of memos he wrote while still FBI director for the express purpose of getting a special counsel appointed after Trump fired him. That special counsel ended up being Robert Mueller.

“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.”

President Trump, who has grown increasingly frustrated with the Russia investigation, has reportedly considered firing Mueller. In a June interview on “Fox and Friends,” Trump said that Mueller was “very, very good friends with Comey, which is bothersome.”

If Trump were to fire Mueller, he could expect certain push back from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

Just last week, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said that if Trump fires Mueller, it “could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.”

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11 Comments

  1. Doris. M Abramson

    August 8, 2017 at 8:20 am

    PLEASE , PLEASE ! PLEASE. , AMERICA . USE THE BRAN THE GOOD LORD GIVE YOU TO THINK FOR YOURSELF !!!!! . PRESIDENT TRUMP HAVE PROVEN TO THE WARLD , NUMBER ONE. , PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GIVING HIS SALARY TO CHARITY. . THAT LIER IS TRYING TO STOP PRESIDENT ! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING., THERE IS SO MUCH PROFF WHAT HILLARY SND OBAMA’S CTOOKED ADMINISTRATION HAVE DONE , IT IS SLAPPING THAT LIER IN THE FACE AND HE DO NOTHING. DON’T THAT TELL YOU SOMETHING. . I AM BY FOR NOT THE SMARTEST PERSON AND I CAN SEE IT WHY WHY WHY Why WHY YOU REFUSE TO SEE WHAT THIS LIER IS UP TO ? YOU DON’T FIND THIS Is straight what he is up to . ALL HELL WILL BRAKE LOOSE IF HE IS NOT STOPPED .

  2. Carl

    August 8, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Doris what fn school did you go to? I can see it wasn’t from the USA. Oh I know you came from the HOOD !!!! Check the spelling.

    • Deloris Camp

      August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

      Carl, Not everyone is as pompous as you. Doris may have problems you don’t know about. It is mean spirited to ridicule her. She could be on the autism spectrum which isn’t her fault. If you don’t know her don’t judge her grammar/spelling.

      • Gary Drywall

        August 8, 2017 at 9:26 pm

        Yeah,that is old played out tactic to judge them maybe to make you feel smart.Did you gave trouble reading it? If you did,what school did you go to.I had no trouble reading it.We don’t need Facebook police any more.

        • Gary Drywall

          August 8, 2017 at 9:29 pm

          Oh,crap! My phone misspelled some words.I can hear it now.”Get on the ground,this ain’t a game.Stop resisting.

      • Marty Perkins

        August 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm

        Doesn’t matter Her point has gotten across

    • Jeribab

      August 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      That comment was rude. Stay with contents of the conversation.

    • k

      August 9, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      Ya CARL bad form. Never call a person out like you did. Very mean! Who looks like the fool now? YOU DO.

    • Jan

      August 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      I understood every word she posted, on the other hand, I surely did not understand what you were trying to say, other then , that it is ok , as far as you’re concerned, to ridicule someone, who made a lot more sense than you did!! Use your manners and apologize to her!!

  3. Sandra L Helman

    August 9, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Some people look for something to change the subject. The fact remains that there is a conflict of interest. The case should be closed to stop wasting money. The proof of no Trump Russian voter fraud is over. The voter fraud is all Democrat. 25 million voter fraud votes. We the people voted for Trump because he was for Americans and not illegal aliens and refugees like Hillary. The law of the land needs enforced. We are in deep debt, thanks to Obama. We want all deported and the borders closed until we are out of debt. There are laws on how to handle the flag. time to enforce the laws. No non American has any right to protest. They should have protested in their own country. Get them off our social security,welfare,healthcare and all other freebies. It is not right that we are taxed to death for these ungrateful people that have no respect for our flag,anthem,food,language,christianity and so on.We don’t need to be over populated. Let each country take care of their own. Quit trying to change us for the worse. Time to arrest all the corrupt. That includes Soros,Obama, Hillary, Comey. Lynch and all the rest of the corrupt including McPain.

  4. k

    August 9, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Sandra,

    Agree, but they clearly never will. Whey the HELL has Trump or Congress not gotten rid of Mueller by now? He wants Trump’s head on a platter. He was buds with Comey and a pure liberal. HELLO! something aint right in Washington even with Trump. That McConnell is a piece of S as well. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what is wrong?

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