(National Sentinel)Â Witch Hunt: Rep. Louie Gohmert said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s never-ending investigation into alleged “collusion” between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia is just cover for a true scandal: The Uranium One sale.
â€œI think Mueller should be fired,â€ Gohmert, Texas Republican and a former state judge, said during the monthly â€œConversation with Conservativesâ€ meeting on Wednesday. â€œHe should never have been appointed and he should never have accepted. He should be fired.â€
Gohmert added that he doesn’t believe President Donald J. Trump should fire Mueller because even some Republicans in Congress would likely join Democrats in impeaching him — though legal experts have acknowledged that Trump, as president, has the authority to do so.
â€œThe only reason that he is not going and the president is not going to fire him and that I am not calling for him to be fired now is … because of all the establishment Republicans that think they would have to come after Trump if he were fired,” Gohmert said.
The Texas lawmaker added that he sees Mueller as interesting only in potential crimes that have nothing to do with his original stated mandate — determine whether any collusion occurred between Team Trump and Russia.
The House Intelligence Committee is set to release a report saying it could not find any evidence of collusion.
â€œAnything beyond Russian collusion are things that could be investigated, should be investigated, by the current DOJ, the current FBI, and not a special counsel that is covering his own rear and his own problems that he created in allowing U.S. uranium to be sold,â€ Gohmert said about Mueller.
â€œI knew the day that Robert Mueller was appointed that he was a problem,â€ Gohmert said.
Under current statutes, the appointment of a special counsel must be done in the context of a suspected crime. Critics have said that Mueller was appointed though Team Trump was never suspected of committing any criminal offenses.
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