GOP Lawmaker Demands Mueller Resignation: ‘His Witch Hunt Must End’
Escalating the GOP war on Robert Mueller, a Republican Congressman is calling on the special counsel to resign from the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in an op-ed for USA Today published Wednesday.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs wrote that “Mueller has demonstrated he is incapable of leading a focused, unbiased review of his initial assignment and his witch hunt must end.”
“The Mueller’s investigation has gone far beyond the scope of his original charge,” the lawmaker argues. “Unfortunately, taxpayer resources are being used to scrutinize anyone and anything that fits into a preconceived notion that Russia colluded with the Trump campaign to ‘fix the election,'” Biggs said.
“We should be deeply concerned with Mueller’s unlimited reach and unvetted hires. The way Mueller has conducted and unilaterally expanded his investigation, the subordinates he has hired, the persistent leaks from his office, and his abuse of attorney-client privilege — would all suggest his preference for questionable tactics,” Biggs wrote.
“He has repeatedly shown that he has no interest in ending his crusade. The credibility of the American justice system — and indeed, our representative republic — is at stake,” he added.
Biggs, a freshman Republican lawmaker, has called for Mueller’s recusal since June, which he notes in the piece.
Other Republicans have cast doubt on the integrity of Mueller’s team, raising speculation over whether the president will order the firing of the special counsel.
The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump is considering firing Mueller in order to end the Russia investigation.