House Judiciary Member Calls For Mueller Resignation Over Conflict, “Clear Violation Of Federal Code”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Aug 1, 2017

House Judiciary Committee member, Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ), is calling on Robert Mueller, special counsel for the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation, to resign over an alleged “conflict of interest” resulting from a personal relationship with James Comey who is a person of interest in the investigation. Per the Washington Examiner:

“Bob Mueller is in clear violation of federal code and must resign to maintain the integrity of the investigation into alleged Russian ties,” Franks said. “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.”

“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,” Franks said.

“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.”

Comey served as deputy attorney general during Mueller’s FBI tenure, and the two bonded in pushing back in 2004 against then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez’s efforts to expand domestic surveillance.

That relationship could come into play as Mueller reportedly investigates whether Trump’s dismissal of the FBI director constituted obstruction of justice amid the bureau’s probe into whether Russian agents coordinated cybercrimes with the Trump campaign.

As we’ve pointed out before, several of Mueller’s early, notable hires have all been contributors to Hillary’s and/or Obama’s previous campaigns and Jeannie Rhee actually represented the Clinton Foundation.

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