(National Sentinel)Â Conspiracy: House Republicans have introduced a resolution calling on special counsel Robert Mueller to step down in the wake of recent media reporting indicating he may be compromised in his Russia-related probe of President Donald J. Trump and campaign associates.
â€œMuellerâ€™s got to goâ€¦ Congressional pressure is growing by the hour,â€ Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told Breitbart News in an interview earlier in the week. â€œMueller was not a spectator to the transactions that now give us grave concern.”
In a statement as he introduced the resolution, Gaetz said that new evidence has been produced indicating the FBI, under then-Director Mueller, withheld evidence from Congress regarding Russian corruption of American uranium firms in the Uranium One deal while preventing a key bureau witness in the case from informing Congress.
â€œAlthough federal agents possessed this information in 2010, the Department of Justice continued investigating this â€˜matterâ€™ for over four years. The FBI, led at the time by Robert Mueller, required the confidential witness to sign a non-disclosure agreement,â€ Gaetz said.
â€œWhen the witness attempted to contact Congress and federal courts about the bribery and corruption he saw, he was threatened with legal action. By silencing him, Obamaâ€™s Justice Department and Muellerâ€™s FBI knowingly kept Congress in the dark about Russiaâ€™s significant and illegal involvement with American uranium companies,â€ he said.
â€œThese deeply troubling events took place when Mr. Mueller was the Director of the FBI. As such, his impartiality is hopelessly compromised. He must step down immediately,â€ he said.
Co-sponsors of the resolution include Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX),Â Breitbart News reported.
Last month, The Hill brought to light new revelations on an FBI investigation into a Russian kickback and bribery scheme in the U.S. The outlet reported that the FBI began their investigation in 2009 and had gathered evidence of the widespread scheme.
The investigation, which centered around a Russian nuclear energy firm, was not revealed to members of Congress, even as the Obama administration approved a deal in 2010 that would allow that firmâ€™s parent company to purchase one-fifth of the U.S.â€™s uranium assets.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat on a nine-member committee reviewing the deal, and during its approval, Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee from Russian investors, met with Russian officials, and the Clinton Foundation received millions. Clinton aides deny any connection. …Â
In July, Gaetz also offered an amendment in the House Judiciary Committee, and a standalone resolution, calling for a special counsel to investigate former FBI Director James Comeyâ€™s collusion with Mueller, Comeyâ€™s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynchâ€™s â€œtarmac conversationâ€ with former President Bill Clinton.
SinceÂ The Hill‘s report, there has been an increase in calls from Congress for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Uranium One deal, as well as calls for Mueller to step aside.
â€œThe president is begging us for help,â€ Gaetz told Breitbart News. â€œCongress should be doing more to highlight Mr. Muellerâ€™s conflict of interest.
â€œTax reform is real important, but our democracy is atÂ risk if the deep state is allowed to perpetrate the credibility of our duly-elected president,â€ he said.
Mueller has assembled a team of lawyers who have mostly contributed either to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton or Democratic causes and lawmakers.
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